17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
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Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly
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Perth
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in April, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Port Macquarie

Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): stroll through Coastal walk, make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse. On the 5th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, examine the collection at Roto House, and then stop by Vickers Fudge Factory.

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Fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 6th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. On the next day, hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, then stop by The Real McCaul, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

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You can fly from Port Macquarie to Noosa in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Harbour Town Premium Outlets, browse the different shops at Robina Town Centre, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast driving holiday tool.

Drive from Noosa to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches

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Perth

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Explore hidden gems such as Cottesloe Beach and Hillarys Boat Harbour. Shop till you drop at Fremantle Markets and Glen Cowans' Studio at the Roundhouse. When in Perth, make a side trip to see The Fremantle Round House in Fremantle, approximately Fremantle away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach, appreciate the history behind First Contact, take in the pleasant sights at The Goods Shed, and sample the fine beverages at Whipper Snapper Distillery.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Perth in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Gold Coast to Perth. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Perth, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Melbourne

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.
Do your shopping at Federation Square and Art Gallery of Ballarat. You'll discover tucked-away gems like South Melbourne Market and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Lake Wendouree). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Southbank, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, visit Degraves Street, and explore and take pictures at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Perth to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Perth in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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.

Queensland travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.

Victoria travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Gardens · Landmarks
The smallest state on mainland Australia, Victoria nevertheless boasts a richly attractive interior and an exotic, bay-strewn coastline that compensates for its relatively diminutive size. With snow-topped alpine areas and coastal paradises running into dry, semi-arid plains in the west and northwest, Victoria has something of a split personality in relation to its geography. Around 70 percent of Victoria’s population live in the capital of the state, Melbourne.