17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Drive:  4​h 30​min
1
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
5
Adelaide
— 1 day
Drive:  16​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
7
Alice Springs
— Few hours
Drive:  25​h
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
9
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): appreciate the history behind The Big Banana and then take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Diggers beach.

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You can fly from Brisbane to Coffs Harbour in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December in Coffs Harbour, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
Diggers beach ©
Diggers beach
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park

2
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.
Blue Ribbon Day Tours - Blue Mountain Tours has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Mon), go sightseeing with Blue Ribbon Day Tours - Blue Mountain Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney vacation planner .

Getting from Coffs Harbour to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.
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Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Port Campbell National Park. Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. On your second day here, make a trip to The Grotto, then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Port Campbell trip itinerary app .

Getting from Melbourne to Port Campbell by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Adelaide.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park

1
day
Adelaide

Adelaide
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Adelaide travel app .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Adelaide in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In December, daytime highs in Adelaide are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. You will leave for Alice Springs on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Outdoors Parks
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1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Adelaide in December, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 42°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

few
hours
Alice Springs

Alice Springs
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs travel app .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in December: high temperatures in Alice Springs hover around 41°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 11th (Tue), you'll travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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3
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.
Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Alice Springs to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Adventure Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Highlights from your plan
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Bicentennial Walkway ©
Bicentennial Walkway

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