17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  18​h 15​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Government House. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath), Blue Mountains National Park (Pulpit Rock Lookout & Lincoln's Rock) and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley). Spend the 15th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

If you are flying in from Chile, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In October in Sydney, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, North Head Sanctuary, Logan Brae Orchard, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 17th (Thu), enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Ricardoes Tomatoes and U-Pick Strawberry Farm and then look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then gain a rich perspective with Voyages Ayers Rock Resort. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect much hotter days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 22°C. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 22nd (Tue), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then explore the activities along Heart Reef.

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Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and bus takes about 18.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Airlie Beach are little chillier (30°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach. On your second day here, take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Melbourne sightseeing planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 24°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 9°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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