16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Canberra
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Australian Centre for Photography. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 10 hours. Traveling from London in November, things will get warmer in Sydney: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Lake Burley Griffin and National Zoo and Aquarium. Do some cultural sightseeing at Australian War Memorial and National Gallery of Australia. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Australian National Botanic Gardens, and get some fabulous bargains at Canberra Outlet Centre.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Canberra. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Canberra

Parks Nature Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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.
On the 13th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and The Brisbane River. Let the collections at Queensland Art Gallery and GOMA capture your imagination. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Dicky Beach, see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, and take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, Brisbane is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

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