16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Portland
+2
Fly + foot + train:  21​h
1
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Perth
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Portland

4
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Head National Park and Kirra Beach. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, stroll through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and tee off at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planning website .

Portland, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 18 hours. When traveling from Portland in June, plan for little chillier days in Gold Coast, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, then get curious at Questacon, and then look for gifts at Trove Canberra.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Gold Coast to Canberra with the Route module. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Gold Coast in July: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 53°F and lows are around 31°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Nature, #Parks

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

4
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Visiting Caversham Wildlife Park and Swan River will get you outdoors. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Cottesloe Beach and Scarborough Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Talijancich Wines (in Herne Hill) and Bells Rapids Park (in Brigadoon). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, enjoy the sand and surf at Trigg Beach, and appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Perth takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Canberra to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Canberra in July, things will get a bit warmer in Perth: highs are around 65°F and lows about 45°F. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Scarborough Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, Trigg Beach, Talijancich Wines, Bells Rapids Park
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Bells Rapids Park ©
Bells Rapids Park
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and Royal Exhibition Building. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

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Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. While traveling from Perth, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 56°F to lows of 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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