17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 7 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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 Perth's surroundings by going to Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman), Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon) and Mandurah Cruises (in Mandurah). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Matilda Bay Reserve, pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Basilica, head off the coast to Penguin Island, and stop by Twilight Hawkers Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Perth trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Perth is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Perth: highs are around 35°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

St Patrick's Basilica, Matilda Bay Reserve, Bells Rapids Park, Caversham Wildlife Park, Penguin Island
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Matilda Bay Reserve ©
Matilda Bay Reserve

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Pearcedale to see Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park about 1h 05 min away. Spend the 25th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, Melbourne is little chillier than Perth - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
St Kilda beach ©
St Kilda beach

2
nights
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 28th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade and then identify plant and animal life at Wee Jasper Reserves. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Canberra online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Canberra are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Wee Jasper Reserves
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Wee Jasper Reserves ©
Wee Jasper Reserves
Floriade ©
Floriade
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

7
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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Venture out of the city with trips to Bouddi National Park (in Killcare) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). Spend the 1st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, have fun at Cremorne Reserve, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Bouddi National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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