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
Melbourne
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
2
Bondi
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
6
Cooktown
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: London

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally admire the masterpieces at ArtVo. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum and then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Melbourne. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from London in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bondi.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
ArtVo ©
ArtVo
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

1
night
Bondi

Bondi ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museum of Human Disease, stroll through Bronte Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Sam Fiszman Park, then take some stellar pictures from North Bondi Lookout, and finally view the masterpieces at Cooee Aboriginal Art Gallery.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Bondi road trip planning site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Melbourne to Bondi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Bondi reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Bondi

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Bronte Beach, Museum of Human Disease
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Museum of Human Disease ©
Museum of Human Disease
Sam Fiszman Park ©
Sam Fiszman Park

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then wander the streets of The Rocks. On the next day, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and finally examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney itinerary maker app .

Sydney is just a stone's throw from Bondi. In June in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sea views from Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Augustine's Catholic Church, then stroll through Kirra Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary maker tool .

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse ©

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island trip site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gold Coast to Whitsunday Island. While traveling from Gold Coast, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Whitsunday Island, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cooktown.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

1
night
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. On the 18th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of James Cook Museum, contemplate the long history of Cooktown History Centre, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cooktown War Memorial, then visit a coastal fixture at Grassy Hill, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Finch Bay.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cooktown holiday planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Whitsunday Island to Cooktown. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cooktown

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum
Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
Cooktown War Memorial ©
Cooktown War Memorial

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Explore hidden gems such as Opal Reef and Ngarru Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 19th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Cooktown to Port Douglas in 3.5 hours. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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