17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 1 night
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
5
Melbourne
— 5 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns day trip website.

Chennai, India to Cairns is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in May; daily highs in Cairns reach °C and lows reach °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

2
nights
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around South Bank Parklands, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in May, expect Brisbane to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay May 9 — 12:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Brisbane to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

5
nights
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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and make a trip to Block Arcade.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. On the 23rd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay May 18 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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