17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly
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Canberra
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Albury
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Geelong
— 2 nights

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Sydney

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Echo Point Lookout) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). Next up on the itinerary: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stop by Darling Harbour, and take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Canberra

— 2 nights

The Bush Capital

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 10th (Wed): deepen your understanding at Australian Academy of Science, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally make a trip to Mount Ainslie Lookout. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Scott Leggo Gallery, then get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and finally get curious at Questacon.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Canberra sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Canberra in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Albury.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks

Albury

— 3 nights
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Monument Hill, then explore the activities along Lake Hume, then admire the striking features of Albury Town Hall, and finally admire the natural beauty at Albury Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Beechworth Gaol, do a tasting at Brown Brothers Winery, and then stop by Beechworth Honey.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Albury day trip planner.

Drive from Canberra to Albury in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in February, with highs in Albury at 37°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Albury

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Wineries

Side Trips

Melbourne

— 4 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.
Dedicate the 16th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne route planning website.

Getting from Albury to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Albury in February, you will find days in Melbourne are little chillier (32°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Geelong.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Geelong

— 2 nights
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take in the exciting artwork at Surfcoastimages Gallery, then explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road, and then admire the natural beauty at Geelong Botanical Gardens. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve, then get interesting insight from Sea All Dolphin Swims, and then visit a coastal fixture at The Rip.

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Traveling by car from Melbourne to Geelong takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Geelong can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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.