17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
bus:  12​h
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
bus:  12​h 30​min
3
Byron Bay
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h
4
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, approximately 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

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If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. November in Melbourne sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
Find places to stay Nov 14 — 16:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road

3
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, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney travel planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

4
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Byron Bay: Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Ballina (Big Prawn & Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum). Next up on the itinerary: visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, stroll through Belongil Beach, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and kick back and relax at Lennox Head Beach.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Ballina, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Lennox Head Beach, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Gold Coast: Brisbane (South Bank Parklands, Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, & more). There's still lots to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, and take in panoramic vistas at SkyPoint Observation Deck.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast itinerary app .

Getting from Byron Bay to Gold Coast by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In November in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Brisbane
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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