16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Minneapolis
Fly:  24​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Launceston
— 2 nights
ferry:  12​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Minneapolis

3
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.
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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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
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 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, Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site, Port Arthur Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site ©
Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site
Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider ©
Willie Smiths Organic Apple Cider

2
nights
Launceston

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.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Launceston itinerary builder.

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

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

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
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 ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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