17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  13​h
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Manila, Luzon

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore hidden gems such as City Beach and Garden City Shopping Centre. Head to Penny Farthing Sweets and Honey and Fig Homewares & Giftsfor plenty of shopping. Explore Perth's surroundings by going to Mullaloo Beach (in Mullaloo), The House of Honey (in Herne Hill) and Fremantle (Fremantle Markets & Fremantle Prison). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rockingham Beach, view the masterpieces at Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse, and stop by London Court.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Perth trip planner.

Manila, Philippines to Perth is an approximately 13-hour flight. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Manila in December since evenings lows in Perth dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fremantle, York, Mullaloo Beach, The House of Honey, Garden City Shopping Centre
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
City Beach ©
City Beach
Mullaloo Beach ©
Mullaloo Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Degraves Streetfor plenty of shopping. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and JulsIndulgence. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat), The Mill Markets (in Daylesford) and Portal 108 (in Hepburn Springs). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, get interesting insight from Tours, and look for gifts at SpellBox.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Perth in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Hepburn Springs, Art Gallery of Ballarat, The Mill Markets
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, stroll through Bondi Beach, and make a trip to Sydney Opera House.

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

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

6
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.
For shopping fun, head to Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre or Robina Town Shopping Centre. Discover out-of-the-way places like Burleigh Heads Beach and Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza. Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Infinity Attraction (in Surfers Paradise), Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, explore the world behind art at GOMA, take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and take a stroll through Queen Street Mall.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary planning site .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Mooloolaba Beach, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 4:
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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