16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Santiago
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
4
Ballina
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Santiago

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Federation Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Eastern Beach Reserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Santiago, Chile to Melbourne is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Santiago to Melbourne is 14 hours. In November in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast online vacation planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in November; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip builder .

Drive from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ballina.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Broken Head Nature Reserve
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Broken Head Nature Reserve ©
Broken Head Nature Reserve

few
hours
Ballina

Ballina ©
Ballina is a town in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia, and the seat of the Ballina Shire local government area. To find out how to plan a trip to Ballina, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Byron Bay to Ballina in an hour. November in Ballina sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Ballina

Museums
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Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum ©
Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Speed Boats Tours. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove.

Before you visit Sydney, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ballina to Sydney. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Ballina in November: highs in Sydney hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
Old Melbourne Gaol and Point Lonsdale Lighthouse will appeal to history buffs. St Paul's Cathedral and Degraves Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Bells Beach (in Torquay), William Ricketts Sanctuary (in Mount Dandenong) and The Rip (in Queenscliff). Explore Melbourne further: explore the striking landscape of Dandenong Ranges National Park, see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for the Moving Image.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Bells Beach, William Ricketts Sanctuary, Dandenong Ranges National Park, The Rip
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William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary
Bells Beach ©
Bells Beach
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

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