17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
7
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Perth
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
10
Broome
— 1 day
Fly:  19​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On the 11th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online travel route builder .

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Cairns, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Cairns is slightly colder than Mumbai - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, then get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and finally get outside with Pelican Feeding.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in June, expect Gold Coast to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), get curious at Questacon, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Burley Griffin, and finally take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Canberra online route planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Canberra at 15°C and lows at 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 19th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Werribee Open Range Zoo, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally get engrossed in the history at Italian Museum and Historical Society.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online visit planner .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Canberra in June, with lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip planner .

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In June in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, and finally take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Perth attractions planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in June, you will find days in Perth are a bit warmer (23°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Museums
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Nostalgia Box Museum ©
The Nostalgia Box Museum

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night
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Margaret River tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Perth to Margaret River in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours
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Beer Tastings & Tours

1
day
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Broome journey planner .

Getting from Margaret River to Broome by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June in Broome, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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