17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive
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Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Melbourne

— 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape Discovery Adventures has been added to your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Melbourne tour itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Melbourne. In December, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Sydney

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of The Rocks, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and stop by Darling Harbour.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nightlife

Gold Coast

— 2 nights
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Brisbane

— 3 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner.

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife

Melbourne

— 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): make a trip to Block Arcade, observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, and then make a trip to Southbank.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Brisbane in January, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Melbourne. You will leave for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Melbourne

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.