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17 days Australian itnerary

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17 days Australian itnerary

I am travelling with my wife to Australia from 02 Jan to 17 Jan 15.

I want to keep my budget around 20000$.

I have a friend at Melbourne from where i wish to start my journey

i wish to see natural destinations, museums , parks and explore southern regions of Australia. i don't like driving hence don't want to hire vehicle .

plz suggest me an itinerary with budget places to stay and travel

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1. Re: 17 days Australian itnerary

Hi tripttoheworld and welcome to the forum. We don't do itineraries here, we are simply travellers like yourselves who help each other. I suggest you start by reading the FAQ's on the right of your screen and asking your friend in Melbourne (who has the advantage of knowing both you and the destination) for ideas. Once you have a draft or a wish list we can advise you on whether it will work or how you can make it better.

Or short answer, what about simply Melbourne-Sydney-Adelaide or Melbourne-Sydney-Hobart or something like that?

Edited: 05 July 2014, 12:46
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2. Re: 17 days Australian itnerary

1 & 2: Melbourne

3,4: Kangaroo Island (Q- 2 days sufficient for this?)

5,6: Great Ocean Road (Q- 2 days required?)

Q- time and best budget mode for travelling from Melbourne to Sydney?

7 to 10: Sydney (Q – what is recommended place to stay?)

11: blue Mountains (Q – Worth it for one day?)

Q- How to travel from Sydney to Blue Mountains ? Any suggested tour?

12 , 13: Gold Coast (Q- 2 days sufficient for this?)

Q- How to travel from Sydney to Gold Coast?

14, 15 : Great barrier Reef

16: Melbourne

17,18: Philip Island

19 jan : 1035: Melbourne

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3. Re: 17 days Australian itnerary

That was quick ;-)

>>1 & 2: Melbourne<<

Do you mean city sightseeing?

>>3,4: Kangaroo Island (Q- 2 days sufficient for this?)>>

Kangaroo Island is near Adelaide. You need to allow for travel to Adelaide as well.

>>5,6: Great Ocean Road (Q- 2 days required?)<<

Tours are available that do it in one day. There is a lot of discussion about it on the forum which you can find using the search box and there are reviews of the tours in the review section of the website.

>>Q- time and best budget mode for travelling from Melbourne to Sydney?<<

Fly.

>>7 to 10: Sydney (Q – what is recommended place to stay?)<<

Somewhere central for convenience but not too close to the water views as prices are higher there and you said you are on a budget. What sort of accommodation do you want, hotel room, self-contained apartment so that you can make your own meals, budget hostel (some have private rooms as well as shared rooms)?

>>11: blue Mountains (Q – Worth it for one day?)<<

You said you are interested in nature destinations so yes.

>>Q- How to travel from Sydney to Blue Mountains ? Any suggested tour?<<

Check the website for reviews of tours. Or you can take a train up and then take a bus around. The details are in the FAQ's.

>>12 , 13: Gold Coast (Q- 2 days sufficient for this?)<<

It depends on what you want to do there. Consider also that if you only allow 2 days then each day will involve travel so it does not leave so much time at the destination.

>>Q- How to travel from Sydney to Gold Coast?<<

Fly.

>>14, 15 : Great barrier Reef<<

It is not in the southern region which is what you specified. January is not the best time to visit. You have listed so many locations that your trip will be very rushed so you should drop something.

>>16: Melbourne<<

Anything in particular for this day in Melbourne again?

>>17,18: Philip Island<<

You do not need to stay for so long. Is there a reason why you want to?

>>19 jan : 1035: Melbourne<<

What is that time? Have you booked your flight already?

Edited: 05 July 2014, 14:06
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4. Re: 17 days Australian itnerary

Hii MacKnee thanks for your reply ,

Actually I had prepared an itinerary but I thought experts like you will be giving a better suggestion 

With your suggestions I am thinking of making following amendment:-

3 days tour from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island and back.

After that 2 days tour from Melbourne to Great Ocean Road and back.

I am for a budget trip, so will it not be better to take a train trip from Melbourne to Sydney rather than flying?

I think Budget hostel will do in Sydney, private room will be better.

I am planning to drop Blue Mountains and keep more time for Sydney.

Going by your suggestion I am dropping Great Barrier Reef and keep 3 days for Gold Coast.

What type of stay will be good there?

Again train travel from Sydney to Gold Coast won’t be a better option?

And from Gold Coast to Melbourne back?

My friend has suggest Philip Island, is it worth it after KI trip ? What is your opinion?

Any other place you will suggest within this time frame.

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5. Re: 17 days Australian itnerary

For accommodation, have a look at www.wotif.com.au and bookings.com.

These sites will give you an idea of what is available in various locations at what cost.

When you find something that suits your budget, come back & ask us about it. Lots of good advice from locals & other tourists once we have some narrower options.

Budgets in aud are helpful - terms like " budget /reasonable " are subjective & may mean quite different $ to me and you.

It's over 1,000 kms Melbourne to Kangaroo Island. If you want to see something of the Great Ocean Road without driving yourself, I'd suggest you do a tour of the Great Ocean Road, then fly to Adelaide & go to Kangaroo Island from there. 3 days is not enough to do that loop & see anything of either location.

Flying is generally as cheap or cheaper than trains in Australia - and a lot more efficient when you have restricted time.

Have a look at Jetstar (Qantas' low cost subsidiary) & Virgin websites for airfares. They both have specials & Virgin has a daily "Happy Hour" with bargains.

Sign up for their web newsletters.

You might also have a look at Tiger air.

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6. Re: 17 days Australian itnerary

Okay I will get down and narrow down to the available options and then get back to you

thanks :)

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7. Re: 17 days Australian itnerary

Okay guys after some corrections I have modified the trip as follows:

31,1: Melbourne Sight seeing

2, 3,4: Great Ocean Road, Adelaide

Q – Its better to come back after GO trip to Melbourne or go directly to KI ?

5,6,: Kangaroo Island,

7 Adelaide to Sydney by Air

8: Reserve

9 to 11: Sydney

12: Sydney to Canberra

13,14: Canberra and return to Melbourne

15: Reserve

16,17,18: Victoria

19: Reserve

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8. Re: 17 days Australian itnerary

In regards to the GOR portion of your trip, you do know that this road does not take you all the way to Adelaide? It's just that you have mentioned GOR to Adelaide a few times yet you don't seem to want to actually visit Adelaide as you have allocated no time for it.

The GOR only goes as far as Warrnambool, which is only half the distance to Adelaide (have a look at google maps). If you are going to Kangaroo Island you have the option of either returning to Melbourne airport and flying, or continuing the drive inland and taking your rental on the ferry to the island (just check you are allowed to do this).

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9. Re: 17 days Australian itnerary

Hi. Is your budget really 20,000 AUD as you state in your OP? That's healthy budget, you will be able to travel comfortably with that budget.

Sydney to Melbourne / Adelaide is quick and cheap using budget airlines like Jetstar and Tiger Air. Definitely budget-friendly given the time you save.

Your new itinerary misses out QLD and you sub in Canberra, why?

Abs :)

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10. Re: 17 days Australian itnerary

I saw some tours operating from Melbourne to Adelaide

Aim is to visit GOR and KI, since i didn't find any combined tour from Melbourne I made this plan

Sorry that 0 was by mistake, budget is around 2000-2500.

Melbourne stay at my frnds place :)

I think this much time and budget wont allow me Queensland

I am still confused abt Canberra.

is it worth it to stop for one day by taking a road tour from Sydney to Melbourne?