17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Belfast
Bus + Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Portland
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly + Bus:  26​h
End: Belfast

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planning website .

Belfast, UK to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Belfast to Sydney. In December, Sydney is warmer than Belfast - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 26:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Adelaide Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and then look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, then get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and finally look for gifts at Charlesworth Nuts.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide online tour planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 17°C in Adelaide. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Portland.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

1
night
Portland

Portland ©
Portland is a city in Victoria, Australia, and is the oldest European settlement in the state. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Nelson lighthouse, delve into the lush surroundings at Petrified Forest and Blowholes, and then make a trip to Cape Bridgewater Seal Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Portland Botanical Gardens, then enjoy the sea views from Whaler's Bluff Lighthouse, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cape Nelson State Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Portland trip maker website .

Explore your travel options from Adelaide to Portland with the Route module. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in December; daily highs in Portland reach 27°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Portland

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape Bridgewater
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Cape Nelson State Park ©
Cape Nelson State Park
Cape Nelson lighthouse ©
Cape Nelson lighthouse
Portland Botanical Gardens ©
Portland Botanical Gardens

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

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

Explore your travel options from Portland to Melbourne with the Route module. In December in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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