17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 2 nights
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
4
Noosa
— 2 nights
5
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
6
Katoomba
— 2 nights
7
Lithgow
— 3 nights

2
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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, contemplate the long history of Chinese Garden of Friendship, look for all kinds of wild species at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online route planner.

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get outside with Pelican Feeding, thenget in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast holiday planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the activities along The Brisbane River, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, thenkick back and relax at Shorncliffe Beach, and then laugh and play at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Tewantin National Park, thenkick back and relax at Peregian Beach, thenstroll through Noosa Main Beach, and finally get great views at Laguna Lookout.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Noosa road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Noosa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Peregian Beach ©
Peregian Beach
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): trek along Fraser Island Great Walk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Noosa to Fraser Island in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. In July in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 28th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Logan Brae Orchard, pause for some photo ops at The Road Builders Memorial, get great views at The Three Sisters, thenhike along The Giant Stairway, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, explore the landscape on two wheels at Narrow Neck Trail, thenidentify plant and animal life at Katoomba Cascades, and finally take some stellar pictures from Echo Point Lookout.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Katoomba route planner.

You can fly from Fraser Island to Katoomba in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Traveling from Fraser Island in July, things will get slightly colder in Katoomba: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Lithgow.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Logan Brae Orchard
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The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

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Lithgow

Lithgow ©
Lithgow is a city in the Central Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia and is the administrative centre of the City of Lithgow local government area. On the 30th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Hassan's Wall, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Marrangaroo National Park, and then explore the activities along Lake Wallace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Bilpin Cider Company, hike along Cathedral of Ferns Walk, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Glow Worm Tunnel.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Lithgow trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Katoomba to Lithgow in an hour. In July in Lithgow, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lithgow

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Jenolan Caves, Cathedral of Ferns Walk, Bilpin Cider Company
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Marrangaroo National Park ©
Marrangaroo National Park
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Lake Wallace ©
Lake Wallace

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