17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  15​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Greenwell Point
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Shoal Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  5​h 30​min
6
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Amritsar

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coogee Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Spend the 9th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Clovelly Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hawthorne Canal Reserve.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney travel planning app .

Amritsar, India to Sydney is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Amritsar to Sydney. Traveling from Amritsar in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Greenwell Point.

Things to do in Sydney

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

1
night
Greenwell Point

Greenwell Point ©
On the 10th (Sun), look for gifts at The Treat Factory, do a tasting at Two Figs Winery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market, then examine the collection at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Callala Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Greenwell Point trip maker app .

Explore your travel options from Sydney to Greenwell Point with the Route module. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Greenwell Point. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Greenwell Point

Outdoors Beaches Shopping

Side Trips

Two Figs Winery, Callala Beach, Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market, The Treat Factory, Jervis Bay Maritime Museum
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The Treat Factory ©
The Treat Factory
Jervis Bay Maritime Museum ©
Jervis Bay Maritime Museum
Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market ©
Nowra Fresh Fish & Meat Market

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 11th (Mon), scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get great views at The Three Sisters, and then stroll through The Giant Stairway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades, get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, then admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, and finally take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Katoomba trip maker website .

Explore your travel options from Greenwell Point to Katoomba with the Route module. When traveling from Greenwell Point in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Katoomba, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shoal Bay.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Leura Cascades, Govetts Leap, The National Pass
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

2
nights
Shoal Bay

Shoal Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Soldiers Point Marina, then kick back and relax at Fingal Bay Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Zenith Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Jimmy's Beach, and then kick back and relax at Bennetts Beach.

Start your trip to Shoal Bay by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Katoomba to Shoal Bay. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Shoal Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hawks Nest, Soldiers Point Marina, Fingal Bay Beach
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Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach
Fingal Bay Beach ©
Fingal Bay Beach

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nights
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Pilot Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm, get to know the resident critters at Billabong Zoo: Koala & Wildlife Park, then explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Coastal walk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie day trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Shoal Bay to Port Macquarie. Traveling from Shoal Bay in November, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Pilot Beach
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Pilot Beach ©
Pilot Beach

3
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.
Visit Surfers Paradise Beach and Coolangatta Beach for some beach relaxation. Escape the urban bustle at Burleigh Heads Beach and David Fleay Wildlife Park. There's still lots to do: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Port Macquarie to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in November: highs in Gold Coast hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sandridge Beach.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne attractions site .

Getting from Gold Coast to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gold Coast in November: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 26°C and lows are around 11°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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