17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Noosa
— 2 nights
+2
Drive to River Heads, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+3
Drive to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Ferry to River Heads, Fly to Sydney, Train to Katoomba
6
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Lithgow
— 3 nights
Drive to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport, Fly to Cairns International Airport

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nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, contemplate the long history of Chinese Garden of Friendship, look for all kinds of wild species at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online route planner.

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Bondi Beach ©
Beach
Bondi Beach
4.2
Manly Beach
Beach
Manly Beach
4.6

2
nights
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 19th (Mon): get outside with Pelican Feeding, then get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast holiday planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Theme Parks
Highlights from your trip
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Wildlife Area
David Fleay Wildlife Park
4.2

2
nights
Brisbane

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the activities along The Brisbane River, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, then kick back and relax at Shorncliffe Beach, and then laugh and play at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your trip
The Brisbane River ©
Water Body
The Brisbane River
4.6

2
nights
Noosa

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park, then kick back and relax at Peregian Beach, then stroll through Noosa Main Beach, and finally get great views at Laguna Lookout.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Noosa road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
Noosa National Park ©
National Park
Noosa National Park
4.8

3
nights
Fraser Island

On the 25th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Fraser Island online trip builder.

Getting from Noosa to Fraser Island by combination of car and ferry takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip
Lake McKenzie ©
World heritage site
Lake McKenzie
4.9
Eli Creek ©
Water Body
Eli Creek
4.5

2
nights
Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Logan Brae Orchard, pause for some photo ops at The Road Builders Memorial, get great views at The Three Sisters, then trek along The Giant Stairway, then admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, and finally admire all the interesting features of Wentworth Falls Lookout. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail, then take in the dramatic scenery at Katoomba Cascades, and finally don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Katoomba travel app.

Do a combination of car, ferry, flight, and train from Fraser Island to Katoomba in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, things will get slightly colder in Katoomba: highs are around 20°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lithgow.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Giant Stairway ©
Hiking Trail
The Giant Stairway
4.5
Blue Mountains ©
Mountain
Blue Mountains
4.6

3
nights
Lithgow

Lithgow is a city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia and is the administrative centre of the City of Lithgow local government area. On the 30th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Hassan's Wall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Marrangaroo National Park, and then explore the activities along Lake Wallace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company, hike along Cathedral of Ferns Walk, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Glow Worm Tunnel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lithgow trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Katoomba to Lithgow in an hour. In July in Lithgow, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lithgow

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Marrangaroo National Park ©
Geologic Formation
Marrangaroo National Park
2.2
Lake Wallace ©
Water Body
Lake Wallace
4.5

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