16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Pune

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Fitzroy Gardens. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

Pune, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Pune to Melbourne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Hobart trip planning tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

4
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Sydney driving holiday app .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in October, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, and then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast road trip site .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. November in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Tue), stroll around South Bank Parklands and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane attractions planning tool .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

4
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Family-friendly places like Four Mile Beach and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will thrill your kids. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Safaris & Horses in Port). The adventure continues: get interesting insight from Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

Plan trip to Cairns with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in November, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Earl Hill, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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