17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
3
Cairns
— 6 nights

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Balloon Rides has been added to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Zurich to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Melbourne is slightly colder than Zurich - with highs of °C and lows of °C. On the 7th (Fri), you'll travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see reviews and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in August, with highs in Sydney at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Horses in Port, &more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip app.

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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