16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Minneapolis
Fly:  24​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Launceston
— 2 nights
ferry:  12​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
Minneapolis

4
days
Sydney

Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens and, of course, the sparkling harbour, before discovering its thriving restaurants and markets.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Blue Mountains). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online itinerary creator.

Minneapolis, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Minneapolis to Sydney, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 75°F and lows about 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Katoomba
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The Rocks
Bondi Beach

2
days
Hobart

With daring art, a dynamic food scene and a wealth of natural attractions, Hobart is a small city with big ideas.
On the 2nd (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site and then explore the galleries of Port Arthur Historic Site. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Mount Field National Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Hobart itinerary builder.

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in November; daily highs in Hobart reach 67°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider, Port Arthur Historic Site, Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider

2
days
Launceston

Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Franklin House. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then visit a coastal fixture at The Low Head Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Bass and Flinders Centre, and finally do a tasting at Holm Oak Vineyards.

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You can drive from Hobart to Launceston in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in November, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Holm Oak Vineyards, Bass and Flinders Centre, Tamar Ridge Cellar Door, Brickendon Colonial Farm Village, The Low Head Lighthouse
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Design Centre Tasmania
Entally Estate
Bass and Flinders Centre

4
days
Melbourne

With Melbourne's combination of world-class dining, art galleries, homegrown fashion and a packed sports calendar, it's no surprise Victoria's capital is regarded the world’s most livable city.
Step out of the city life by going to Bells Beach and Point Nepean National Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Launceston to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. In November in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bells Beach, Point Nepean National Park
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Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria

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