16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
2
Hobart
— 1 night
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
5
Brisbane
— 1 night
6
Cairns
— 4 nights

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.
Bring the kids along to Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Museum. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately Werribee away. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, don't miss a visit to Fitzroy Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Pune, India to Melbourne is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can 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
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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, thenengage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart travel planning website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hobart takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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.
Attractions like Bondi to Coogee Walk and Royal Botanic Garden Sydney make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning website.

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 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, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around °C and lows about °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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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi 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.
On the 3rd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park and then meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in November, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): stroll around South Bank Parklands and then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Earl Hill make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Safaris, Horses in Port, &more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). There's still lots to do: take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in November, with highs in Cairns at °C and lows at °C. On the 9th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Earl Hill
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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