16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bratislava
bus + Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  25​h
End: Bratislava

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Shrine of Remembrance and Immigration Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery of Victoria and ArtVo. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park.

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Bratislava, Slovakia to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Traveling from Bratislava to Melbourne, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Melbourne is much warmer than Bratislava - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, identify plant and animal life at Hallett Cove Conservation Park, and then steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, and finally steep yourself in history at The Cedars.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide driving holiday website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, The Cedars, Cleland Wildlife Park, Hallett Cove Conservation Park
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

2
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.
On the 28th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then ponder the world of politics at High Court of Australia, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Questacon, then explore the world behind art at National Portrait Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Canberra online trip maker .

You can fly from Adelaide to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Canberra can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Wildlife Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

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You can fly from Canberra to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Canberra in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

4
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 inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Government House. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online route builder .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 4:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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