17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly to Moranbah, Drive to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
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Ferry to Hamilton Island Marina, Fly to Brisbane, Bus to Byron Bay
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Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Coffs Harbour
— 2 nights
Fly
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St Kilda
— 1 night
Fly
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Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive
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Leasingham
— 1 night
Drive to Adelaide International Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly

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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Head to Above & Below Photography Gallery and Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shopfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Speed Boats Tours and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Spend the 1st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach travel itinerary planner.

Austin, USA to Airlie Beach is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Austin to Airlie Beach, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Austin in March: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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night
Byron Bay

Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Thomgallery, then stop by Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Watersports Guru, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. On the next day, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, then stroll through Lennox Head Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Broken Head Beach.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay online tour itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Airlie Beach to Byron Bay in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Byron Bay when traveling from Airlie Beach in March, with lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

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Coffs Harbour

Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get into the urban bustle at Yarrawarra Aboriginal Cultural Centre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Solitary Islands Coastal Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Bellingen Community Markets, then stop by The Woodcraft Gallery, then take a peaceful walk through Korora Lookout, and finally stroll through Diggers Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Coffs Harbour road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. In March, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

1
night
St Kilda

Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, and then kick back and relax at Elwood Beach.

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You can fly from Coffs Harbour to St Kilda in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Traveling from Coffs Harbour in March, plan for little chillier nights in St Kilda, with lows around 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in St Kilda

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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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 9th (Mon): kick back and relax at Aldinga Beach, do a tasting at Primo Estate, then pick up some local products at Harvest the Fleurieu, and finally view the masterpieces at Willunga Leadlight and Glass Studio. On the next day, hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, then explore the galleries of Royal South Australian Society of Arts Gallery, then wander the streets of Rundle Mall, and finally discover the riches below the earth's surface at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Adelaide online day trip planner.

You can fly from St Kilda to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of tram and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Adelaide are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Leasingham.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Leasingham

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): do a tasting at Jeanneret Wines, do a tasting at Pikes Wines, and then view the masterpieces at Vine Art Studio, Gallery & Therapeutic Massage.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Leasingham trip planner.

You can drive from Adelaide to Leasingham in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Leasingham

Wineries · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Sydney

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.
Visiting Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Clovelly Beach and Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, stop by Darling Harbour, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Leasingham to Sydney. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.

Greater Melbourne travel guide

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Beaches · Parks · Gardens
Greater Melbourne extends along the coastline and into the hinterlands, revealing a picturesque landscape composed of rolling hills, lush valleys, and gullies blanketed by thick native forests and vineyards. Greater Melbourne tourism thrives largely thanks to the city of Melbourne's vast selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, art galleries, historic sites, restaurants, shopping malls, and street markets, as well as the region's many natural attractions. Thanks to its proximity to the Yarra Valley and the ocean, a Greater Melbourne vacation allows you to surf in the Pacific, go on a wildlife safari, and travel on Australia's oldest preserved steam train on the very same day.

South Australia travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.