17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
1
St Kilda
— 1 night
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
4
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester

1
night
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
St Kilda is an inner suburb (neighbourhood) of the metropolitan area of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south-east of Melbourne's Central Business District. On the 6th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Werribee Open Range Zoo, and then admire the natural beauty at Barkly Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Chelsea Beach, then make a splash at Melbourne Cable Park, and then appreciate the history behind The Sun & The Moon Sculpture - Paul Juraszek.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the St Kilda trip itinerary planner.

Manchester, UK to St Kilda is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and tram. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In March, St Kilda is much warmer than Manchester - with highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in St Kilda

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

The Sun & The Moon Sculpture - Paul Juraszek, Chelsea Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Barkly Gardens, Melbourne Cable Park
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Cable Park ©
Melbourne Cable Park

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Jenolan Caves and Chinese Garden of Friendship. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Echo Point Lookout (in Katoomba). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, contemplate the long history of St. Mary's Cathedral, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from St Kilda to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of tram, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Traveling from St Kilda in March, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Echo Point Lookout, Lincoln's Rock, Jenolan Caves
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Roma Street Parkland and Gallery of Modern Art. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take a leisurely stroll along Eagle Street Pier.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

5
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Step off the beaten path and head to Paronella Park and Helicopter Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 15th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, don't miss a visit to Freshwater Station, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns holiday builder tool .

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 27°C. On the 20th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Paronella Park, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Muddy's Playground ©
Muddy's Playground
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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