16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Perth
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Drive:  15​h 45​min
3
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
End: Sydney

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Caversham Wildlife Park (in Whiteman) and Fremantle Prison (in Fremantle). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Perth Zoo, appreciate the history behind The Bell Tower, and kick back and relax at Scarborough Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Perth International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Perth are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough Beach, Perth Zoo
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 23rd (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then brush up on your military savvy at Alice Springs RSL War Museum, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Traveling by flight from Perth to Alice Springs takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in November, with highs in Alice Springs at 40°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Tours
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

3
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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and finally wander the streets of Rundle Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Adelaide Zoo, and finally kick back and relax at Semaphore Beach.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read our Adelaide holiday website .

Fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in November; daily highs in Adelaide reach 28°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Semaphore Beach
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then make a trip to Flinders Street Station, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Adelaide to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Adelaide in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. On the 1st (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then wander the streets of The Rocks. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

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