17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  23​h 15​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Mumbai


2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 15th (Fri), explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 4 hours. In March in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. Shop till you drop at Eat Street Northshore and Psychic Readings Twin Featherz. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane, and admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane road trip planning app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for little chillier days in Brisbane, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
Eat Street Northshore ©
Eat Street Northshore

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast itinerary maker .

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. March in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping Outdoors Beaches
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Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Robina Town Shopping Centre ©
Robina Town Shopping Centre

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Brett Whiteley Studio. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stop by Trove Canberra, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, then view the masterpieces at Scott Leggo Gallery, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Canberra trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in March, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Nature
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin
Trove Canberra ©
Trove Canberra

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Minesfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and The Great Ocean Road. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get interesting insight from Melbourne Boat Hire, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and shop like a local with The White Room Interiors.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne attractions planner .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Shopping Tours

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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