16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
bus + Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, admire the striking features of Old Safety Deposit Building, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel app .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from West Indonesia Time (WIB) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in June, expect Melbourne to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Macquarie Island and then see the interesting displays at Museum of Old and New Art.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hobart online travel planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in June, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Macquarie Island
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Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

1
day
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Canberra Rotary Peace Bell.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Canberra trip planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Canberra in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Hobart in June since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Historic Sites
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and make a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In June, Sydney is a bit warmer than Canberra - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park and then tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast itinerary planning website .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Moffat Beach. The adventure continues: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Brisbane holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. June in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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