16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Toronto

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at St. Kilda Beach and Kitty Miller Bay. Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, and get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip site .

Toronto, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Toronto to Melbourne. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in February, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Side Trips

Kitty Miller Bay, St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 8th (Sat), get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island takes 6 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. Visit Bondi Beach and Maroubra Beach Rocky Climb for some beach relaxation. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in February, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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