16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Launceston
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Sydney

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Australian National Maritime Museum and Wentworth Falls Lookout. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Blue Mountains in Katoomba, approximately Katoomba away. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney itinerary maker tool.

Minneapolis, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 16 hour difference. Traveling from Minneapolis in October, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 76°F and lows about 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Hobart

Tasmania's Capital City

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), get engrossed in the history at Eaglehawk Neck Historic Site and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Port Arthur Historic Site.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Hobart journey planning tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 67°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Launceston

The Heart of Tasmania

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.
On the 4th (Sat), examine the collection at Franklin House. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then visit a coastal fixture at The Low Head Lighthouse, then see the interesting displays at Bass & Flinders Centre, and finally learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip planner.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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Melbourne

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.
Melbourne Museum and Royal Exhibition Building are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Point Nepean National Park and Bells Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Launceston to Melbourne in 12.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Launceston, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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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.