16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Miami
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
6
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Noosa
— 3 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  26​h
End: Miami

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and then take a stroll through Degraves Street.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Miami, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Miami to Melbourne. When traveling from Miami in October, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 69°F, while nights are cooler with lows around 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 31st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island day trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 1:
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Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): wander the streets of The Rocks, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Manly Beach, then steep yourself in history at Elizabeth Bay House, and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 4th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, then enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse, and then delve into the distant past at Innes Ruins.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip builder website .

Fly from Sydney to Port Macquarie in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

2
nights
Cairns

Cairns ©
A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On the 5th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

You can fly from Port Macquarie to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Port Macquarie - with highs of 87°F and lows of 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 6:
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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 7th (Wed): kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast journey planner .

Fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect Gold Coast to be slightly colder, temps between 79°F and 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Find places to stay Nov 6 — 8:
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): look for gifts at The Real McCaul, then stroll through Kings Beach, and then stroll through Mooloolaba Beach. Keep things going the next day: browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets, take a stroll through Hastings Street, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Noosa trip simple and quick.

Getting from Gold Coast to Noosa by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Noosa

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Eumundi, Mooloolaba Beach, Kings Beach
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

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