17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Rome
Fly:  23​h
1
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  33​h
End: Rome

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): explore the activities along Swan River, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then have some family-friendly fun at Bounce Inc Trampoline Park Cannington.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Perth itinerary planning site .

Rome, Italy to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Rome to Perth, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rome in December, plan for warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Perth: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Fremantle Prison, Bounce Inc Trampoline Park Cannington
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Spend the 25th (Wed) exploring nature at Flinders Chase National Park. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, explore the historical opulence of George's 40,000 Castle Lights, and take in the dramatic natural features at Admirals Arch.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kangaroo Island trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Kangaroo Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Kangaroo Island is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 27th (Fri), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the gorgeous colors at Port Noarlunga Reef, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Parks Museums

Side Trip

Port Noarlunga Reef
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Port Noarlunga Reef ©
Port Noarlunga Reef
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Adelaide in December, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, get great views at Uluru, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planner.

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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