17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Surfers Paradise
— 2 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
End: Singapore

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Head to Lightning Ridge Opal Mines and The Junk Companyfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and stop by Koko Black.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel route builder app.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Shopping
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, then stroll around South Bank Parklands, and then stop by James Street. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane day trip website.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Brisbane are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Surfers Paradise.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
James Street ©
James Street

2
nights
Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise ©
The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
On the 6th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, and finally find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, then get your game on at Psychic Readings | Twin Featherz, and finally browse the different shops at Marina Mirage.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Surfers Paradise journey app.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Surfers Paradise takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Surfers Paradise sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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