17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  18​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
train:  4​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— Few hours
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
Shark Island Brewery has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and then sample the tasty concoctions at Shark Island Brewery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hyde Park, then kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planner .

Austin, USA to Sydney is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, tram, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Austin to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Austin in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 77°F and lows about 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Shark Island Brewery
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bilpin Cider Company. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Perry's Lookdown. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Grand Canyon track and then explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Blue Mountains National Park vacation site .

You can drive from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park in 2.5 hours. In November in Blue Mountains National Park, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 58°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Trails Parks Nature

Side Trips

Bilpin Cider Company, Perry's Lookdown
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Perry's Lookdown ©
Perry's Lookdown
Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company

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nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bendalong Beach, then kick back and relax at Cave Beach, and then kick back and relax at Blenheim Beach. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Abrahams Bosom Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Greenfield Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nelson Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jervis Bay route planner .

Getting from Blue Mountains National Park to Jervis Bay by car takes about 4.5 hours. While traveling from Blue Mountains National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Jervis Bay, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Sydney.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Abrahams Bosom Reserve, Bendalong Beach
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

few
hours
Sydney

Sydney
To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Jervis Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jervis Bay in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 62°F. On the 21st (Wed), you'll travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You've now added Prancing Pony Brewery to your itinerary.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide route builder app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, plan for little chillier nights in Adelaide, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Prancing Pony Brewery
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Prancing Pony Brewery ©
Prancing Pony Brewery

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park and then kick back and relax at Stokes Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Stokes Beach ©
Stokes Beach
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail ©
Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide
To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. You will leave for Airlie Beach on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Parks
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Scuba & Snorkeling, Brisbane Valley Rail Trail, All Inn Brewing Co, and other attractions.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Brisbane takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Kondalilla Falls
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kondalilla Falls ©
Kondalilla Falls

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