17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Newcastle
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Melbourne

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sovereign Hill and Royal Botanic Gardens. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Ballarat to see Chinese Open Monument about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip website.

Denpasar, Indonesia to Melbourne is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Denpasar in July, things will get colder in Melbourne: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sydney Harbour Bridge and The Rocks. The adventure continues: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Newcastle

While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Tomaree Head and Hunter Valley Zoo. Explore Newcastle's surroundings by going to Gan Gan Lookout (in Nelson Bay), Bagnalls Beach Reserve (in Corlette) and Hunter Valley Gardens (in Pokolbin). And it doesn't end there: see majestic marine mammals with CoastXP, stroll around Speers Point Park, go for a walk through Newcastle Memorial Walk, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Newcastle trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Newcastle by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Newcastle can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World. The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Newcastle to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Newcastle in July, Brisbane is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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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.