17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

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Adelaide
— 2 nights
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Mildura
— 1 night
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Nuriootpa
— 3 nights
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Wollongong
— 5 nights
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Melbourne
— 5 nights

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Adelaide

— 2 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Dedicate the 20th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, make a trip to Southern Flinders Ranges Experience with Lunch, take an in-depth tour of Migration Museum, and learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Adelaide itinerary builder.

Melbourne to Adelaide is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In December, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Mildura.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours · Wineries · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Mildura

— 1 night
The supplier of 80 percent of Victoria's grapes, Mildura is an integral part of the Australian wine industry.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stroll through Ned's Corner and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mildura trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Adelaide to Mildura by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in December, you will find days in Mildura are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Nuriootpa.

Things to do in Mildura

Tours · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 21:

Nuriootpa

— 3 nights
Nuriootpa is the major commercial centre in the Barossa Valley in South Australia, about an hour's drive north of the capital, Adelaide, and 77 kilometres by rail. Nuriootpa is known for wineries, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: do a tasting at Murray Street Vineyards, stop by Thorn-Clarke Wines, and let little ones run wild at Nuriootpa Linear Park.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Nuriootpa trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Mildura to Nuriootpa in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Mildura to Nuriootpa. Traveling from Mildura in December, expect nights in Nuriootpa to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Wollongong.

Things to do in Nuriootpa

Wineries · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 21 — 24:

Wollongong

— 5 nights
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Wollongong side-trips: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Leura (Everglades House & Gardens & The Nook) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). There's lots more to do: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, grab your bike and head to Narrow Neck Trail, get to know the resident critters at Symbio Wildlife Park, and get outside with Blue Mountains Biking Adventures.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Wollongong trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nuriootpa to Wollongong takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. December in Wollongong sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Wollongong

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 24 — 29:

Melbourne

— 5 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 35 min away. Dedicate the 3rd (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and stroll around Fitzroy Gardens.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online travel planner.

Getting from Wollongong to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Wollongong in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Scenic Drive

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 3:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.