16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel route maker

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Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive
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Bondi
— 1 night
Taxi
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Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Unknown
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Cooktown
— 1 night
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Melbourne

— 1 night

Australia's Garden City

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 9th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Paul's Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally explore the world behind art at ArtVo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum and then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour itinerary maker app.

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from London in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Bondi.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Bondi

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Human Disease, enjoy the sand and surf at Bronte Beach, admire the natural beauty at Sam Fiszman Park, then take some stellar pictures from North Bondi Lookout, and finally explore the galleries of Cooee Aboriginal Art Gallery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bondi trip planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Bondi in 9 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect Bondi to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Bondi

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Sydney

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

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 12th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then visit The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, then stroll through Bondi Beach, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and finally see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route builder website.

Sydney is very close to Bondi. In June, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Gold Coast

— 2 nights
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 15th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Augustine's Catholic Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast route planning tool.

You can drive from Sydney to Gold Coast in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Whitsunday Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gold Coast to Whitsunday Island. When traveling from Gold Coast in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Whitsunday Island, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Cooktown

— 1 night
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, contemplate the long history of Cooktown History Centre, then stroll the grounds of Cooktown War Memorial, then visit a coastal fixture at Grassy Hill, and finally kick back and relax at Finch Bay.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cooktown road trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Whitsunday Island to Cooktown. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cooktown

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Port Douglas

— 3 nights
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, and view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas online route maker.

Traveling by car from Cooktown to Port Douglas takes 3.5 hours. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.