16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h
5
Albany
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Dublin

2
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and stroll through Coogee Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder site .

Dublin, Ireland to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Dublin in March; daily highs in Sydney reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, contemplate the long history of Shene Tasmania, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sun): explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart travel planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in Hobart reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Shene Tasmania
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

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.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kirra Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Tugun Beach, then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then examine the collection at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast sightseeing planner.

Getting from Hobart to Gold Coast by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in March: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 32°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia. On the 4th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Old Parliament House and then get curious at Questacon.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Canberra travel planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Canberra in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Gold Coast in April: high temperatures in Canberra hover around 24°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Old Parliament House ©
Old Parliament House

3
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Step off the beaten path and head to Greens Pool and Cosy Corner Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Albany's Historic Whaling Station and Vancouver Arts Centre. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Albany: Denmark (Parry Beach & Anvil Beach), Lowlands Beach (in Lowlands) and Cheynes Beach (in Waychinicup National Park). There's much more to do: examine the collection at National Anzac Centre, admire the striking features of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, kick back and relax at Nanarup Beach, and stroll through Little Beach.

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Fly from Canberra to Albany in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Albany when traveling from Canberra in April, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Albany

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Denmark, Lowlands Beach, Cosy Corner Beach, Cheynes Beach, Nanarup Beach
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Greens Pool ©
Greens Pool
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre

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