17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + shuttle:  16​h 45​min
Palm Cove
— 1 night
+3
shuttle + Fly + train + bus:  7​h 30​min
Caloundra
— 2 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  6​h
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stroll through Trinity Beach, and then get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Palm Cove vacation builder tool .

New Delhi, India to Palm Cove is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from New Delhi to Palm Cove, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Palm Cove when traveling from New Delhi in November, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Caloundra.

Things to do in Palm Cove

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kings Beach and Moffat Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Caloundra: Maroochydore Beach (in Maroochydore) and Peregian Beach (in Peregian Beach).

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Caloundra road trip site .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, train, and bus from Palm Cove to Caloundra in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Palm Cove in November, expect Caloundra to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Caloundra

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Maroochydore Beach, Mooloolaba Beach, Tanawha Valley Golf & Tennis, Peregian Beach
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Spas & Wellness

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, then examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Caloundra to Lord Howe Island takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

5
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach for some beach relaxation. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Nielsen Park, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll get in some beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Sandridge Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary website .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. On the 10th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Sandridge Beach ©
Sandridge Beach

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