17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
5
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights

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.
Head to Melbourne Central and South Melbourne Marketfor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, buy something for everyone on your list at Bourke Street Mall, look for gifts at Lord Coconut, and don't miss a visit to Collins St/Swanston St.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Collins St/Swanston St ©
Collins St/Swanston St
Federation Square ©
Federation Square

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Orange Grove Marketfor some retail therapy. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, thenkick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to Village Gallery or Underart Gallery. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Spas about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, browse the different shops at Stockland Cairns Shopping Centre, and view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

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Fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Cairns, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Shopping Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Spas

1
night
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, thenkick back and relax at Thornton Beach, thenget a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cape Tribulation road trip website.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Four Mile Beach, thentake in the exciting artwork at Studio 49 Artisan Gallery, and then view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Shopping Beaches
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Spas

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