16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner

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Melbourne
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Sydney
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Brisbane
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Melbourne

— 5 nights

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.
Attractions like Royal Botanic Gardens and Sovereign Hill make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip builder.

Hyderabad, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Hyderabad to Melbourne, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hyderabad in March, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 30°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sydney

— 4 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sydney Opera House and Bondi Beach. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in March since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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Brisbane

— 3 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Kids will enjoy South Bank Parklands and Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Brisbane are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Theme Parks

Cairns

— 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in April, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

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.