17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Rajkot
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Rajkot

2
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. It doesn't end there: get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planning website .

Rajkot, India to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Rajkot to Cairns, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rajkot in November, you will find days in Cairns are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Shop till you drop at Coffee Works and Funstuff by Lynda. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, stop by With Sugar, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 8th (Thu), kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

3
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 Opal Minded. Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, stop by Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates, enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday maker site .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Floriade, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Canberra planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Canberra, with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Floriade ©
Floriade
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at National Gallery of Victoria and National Sports Museum. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, browse the different shops at Bourke Street Mall, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and wander the streets of Degraves Street.

For maps and other tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary site .

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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