16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Johor Bahru
Fly:  19​h
1
Broome
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
2
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  9​h 45​min
3
Margaret River
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Albany
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
5
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Darwin
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + bus:  8​h 30​min
End: Johor Bahru

1
night
Broome

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, take a memorable tour with Tours, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Broome trip itinerary planning website .

Johor Bahru, Malaysia to Broome is an approximately 19-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Broome when traveling from Johor Bahru in June, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): visit a coastal fixture at Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, contemplate the waterfront views at Yardie Creek, and then see some colorful creatures with Turquoise Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Ningaloo Reef and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Exmouth online route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Broome to Exmouth takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Broome in June, with highs in Exmouth at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Yardie Creek ©
Yardie Creek
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse

1
night
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, then explore the fascinating underground world of Jewel Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave. On the next day, take a memorable drive along Caves Road and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Margaret River trip maker website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Exmouth to Margaret River in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Albany.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Nature Parks

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup
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Food Tours
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

1
night
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
On the 22nd (Mon), make a trip to Albany Wind Farm, then explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial, and finally examine the collection at National Anzac Centre.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Albany itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Margaret River to Albany takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Nature Parks
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Albany Wind Farm ©
Albany Wind Farm
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Albany to Sydney takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Albany to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs road trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Alice Springs when traveling from Sydney in June, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge, then get interesting insight from Tours, and then wander the wide-open spaces of Katherine Outback Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs and then take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Katherine driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Katherine takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Alice Springs in June, with highs in Katherine at 36°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Explore hidden gems such as Speed Boats Tours and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: cool off at Wave Lagoon, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, brush up on your military savvy at Darwin Aviation Museum, and see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Darwin tour itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Katherine to Darwin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Darwin, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Speed Boats Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility

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