16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Patong, Phuket
Fly:  12​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
2
Aireys Inlet
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Port Campbell
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h 45​min
End: Patong, Phuket

5
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

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

Patong, Thailand to Sydney is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from Patong in October, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Aireys Inlet.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Aireys Inlet

Aireys Inlet ©
Aireys Inlet is a small coastal inlet and town located on the Great Ocean Road, southwest of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take in the dramatic scenery at Erskine Falls and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout, visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, then stop by Anglesea Surf Centre, and finally kick back and relax at Bells Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Aireys Inlet road trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sydney to Aireys Inlet. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in October: high temperatures in Aireys Inlet hover around 24°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Aireys Inlet

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trips

Lorne, Torquay, Anglesea Surf Centre
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout

2
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Port Campbell National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Twelve Apostles, and then don't miss a visit to Gibsons Steps.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Campbell using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Aireys Inlet to Port Campbell takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
London Bridge ©
London Bridge

5
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 30th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne planning site .

You can drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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