17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia attractions planner

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Adelaide
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Melbourne
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Sydney
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Gold Coast
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Adelaide

— 2 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cleland Wildlife Park and State Library of South Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like North Terrace and Wine Tours & Tastings. Venture out of the city with trips to Hahndorf Fruit and Veg Market (in Hahndorf), Aldinga Beach (in Aldinga Beach) and Granite Island (in Victor Harbor). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, go deep underground at Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, and pause for some photo ops at The Rundle Mall Pigs.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide trip maker tool.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Adelaide is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May, things will get colder in Adelaide: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Lake Wendouree and Balloon Rides. For shopping fun, head to Art Gallery of Ballarat or Melbourne Central. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Aireys Inlet (Great Escape Books & Split Point Lighthouse) and Bells Beach (in Torquay). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder.

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in May, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at The Rocks Markets and DUX Collection Sydney. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Shelly Beach (in Manly). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, view the masterpieces at Joel Coleman Gallery, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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 30th (Sat), try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach, then enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast holiday maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Beaches

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.