17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Melbourne International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Melbourne are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up 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:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in November, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Byron Bay side-trips: Ballina (Big Prawn & Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, tour the pleasant surroundings at Belongil Beach, let the kids burn off some steam at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, and relax in the rural setting at The Farm Byron Bay.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Byron Bay route builder site.

Getting from Sydney to Byron Bay by combination of flight and bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can catch the bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around 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, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Gold Coast vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can 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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