16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  25​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Kings Canyon
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Lisbon

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 10th (Thu), you're off toAlice Springs.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Outdoors Parks
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre as well as The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the galleries of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Alice Springs day trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Alice Springs in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Kings Canyon.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Kings Canyon

Kings Canyon ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour and then explore the stunning scenery at Kings Canyon Walk.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kings Canyon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alice Springs to Kings Canyon takes 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kings Canyon

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Kings Canyon Walk
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Canyon Walk ©
Kings Canyon Walk
Helicopter Tours

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Get a sense of the local culture at Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

For photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kings Canyon to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. On the 14th (Wed), you're off toApollo Bay.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Queen Victoria Market, Federation Square, Melbourne Visitor Centre, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): make a trip to Flinders Street Station, get all the information you need at Melbourne Visitor Centre, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at Queen Victoria Market, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Werribee Open Range Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally identify plant and animal life at St Kilda Pier.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Drive from Apollo Bay to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
St Kilda beach ©
St Kilda beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

Similar Plans

18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CROATIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM OMAN June, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA May, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, relaxing, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA June, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, kids, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA August, kids, culture, beaches, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, kids, culture, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM ITALY August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans