17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: York
train + Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly + train:  28​h
End: York

6
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.
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade. Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

York, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from York in February, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 32°C and 23°C. On the 27th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
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 28th (Thu), get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then race across the water with a speed boat tour. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Beach Book Boutique, then stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach travel route website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Airlie Beach when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Speed Boats Tours
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

4
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.
Do your shopping at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centre. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gold Coast route maker website .

Explore your travel options from Airlie Beach to Gold Coast with the Route module. Expect little chillier evenings in Gold Coast when traveling from Airlie Beach in March, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands and then contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

Make your Brisbane itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. March in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River

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