17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Guangzhou
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Hobart
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 1 day
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Guangzhou

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Bronte Beach and Wentworth Falls. Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney holiday planner.

Guangzhou, China to Sydney is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from China Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Guangzhou - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

Bronte Beach, Wentworth Falls, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): hike along ANZAC Parade Walk, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Lanyon Homestead, then get curious at Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex, then take in panoramic vistas at National Capital Exhibition, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. John the Baptist Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Canberra online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Canberra Deep Space Communication Complex
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
ANZAC Parade Walk
ANZAC Parade Walk

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at William Ricketts Sanctuary and Degraves Street. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Point Nepean National Park and ArtVo. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Dandenong Ranges National Park in Dandenong--about 52 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, get engrossed in the history at Museo Italiano, and examine the collection at HMAS Castlemaine.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dandenong Ranges National Park, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Point Nepean National Park
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:
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Point Nepean National Park ©
Point Nepean National Park
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 10th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Lilydale Falls, take an in-depth tour of Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, then view the masterpieces at The Mill Providore Gifts & Gallery, and finally admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Launceston trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Melbourne to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Launceston to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Museums Nature
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:
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The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
Lilydale Falls ©
Lilydale Falls

5
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Maritime Museum of Tasmania and Salamanca Arts Centre. Get outdoors at Tessellated Pavement and Mount Wellington. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Hobart: Port Arthur (Cape Raoul & Port Arthur Historic Site). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Sullivans Cove, admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery, buy something for everyone on your list at Cat and Fiddle Arcade, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Port Arthur, Tessellated Pavement, Moorilla Estate Winery
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 16:
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Narryna Heritage Museum ©
Narryna Heritage Museum
Maritime Museum of Tasmania ©
Maritime Museum of Tasmania
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral

1
day
Sydney

Sydney ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Anzac Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney visit planning app .

Getting from Hobart to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In December, Sydney is a bit warmer than Hobart - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
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Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Anzac Memorial ©
Anzac Memorial

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