17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Bengaluru

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.
Relax by the water at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Melbourne Central, explore the wide array of goods at David Jones, enjoy the sand and surf at Sandridge Beach, and stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online trip itinerary builder .

Bengaluru, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Melbourne is 4 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Sandridge Beach ©
Sandridge 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 26th (Wed): 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 see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Canberra road trip planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Canberra, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

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

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

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

3
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.
Visit Moffat Beach and Dicky Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. There's much more to do: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, take a memorable drive along Captain Cook Highway, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip builder tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Captain Cook Highway
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

2
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.
On the 3rd (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

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

Fly from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Brisbane in January, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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

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