16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Stanley
— 1 night
+4
bus + Fly + bus + train + bus:  10​h 30​min
6
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Bangkok

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier, then snap pictures at Story Bridge, and then laugh and play at Wheel of Brisbane. On the next day, explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, then browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, then don't miss a visit to City Hall, and finally see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane sightseeing planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Brisbane is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Bangkok to Brisbane. In December, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Theme Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:
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Wheel of Brisbane ©
Wheel of Brisbane
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland
Eagle Street Pier ©
Eagle Street Pier

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and then hike along Manly Scenic Walkway. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then stroll through Camp Cove, and finally kick back and relax at Shelly Beach.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip maker .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway
Clovelly ©
Clovelly
Camp Cove ©
Camp Cove

3
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Food Tours and Richmond Bridge. Step out of Hobart to go to Geeveston and see Tahune Forest AirWalk, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Constitution Dock, and examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to Hobart by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Hobart hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Launceston.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Tahune Forest AirWalk
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
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Food Tours
Tahune Forest AirWalk ©
Tahune Forest AirWalk
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 3rd (Thu), see the interesting displays at National Automobile Museum of Tasmania, then admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery, and then admire the verdant scenery at The Tamar Valley.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Launceston trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Hobart to Launceston takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in January, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Stanley.

Things to do in Launceston

Museums Nature Parks
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Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

1
night
Stanley

Stanley ©
Stanley is a town on the north-west coast of Tasmania, Australia. On the 4th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Cow 'n' Calf Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Providore 24, then steep yourself in history at Highfield Historic Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Nut State Reserve.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Stanley trip planner .

You can drive from Launceston to Stanley in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. January in Stanley sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Stanley

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
The Nut State Reserve ©
The Nut State Reserve
Highfield Historic Site ©
Highfield Historic Site
Providore 24 ©
Providore 24

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. On the 5th (Sat), shop like a local with Apostle Whey Cheese, then identify plant and animal life at Loch Ard Gorge, and then take in the dramatic natural features at London Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Port Campbell National Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Campbell trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Stanley to Port Campbell in 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 4 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Apostle Whey Cheese ©
Apostle Whey Cheese
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas & Wellness and Eastern Beach Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Art Gallery of Ballarat (in Ballarat), Stony Creek Gallery (in Daylesford) and Healesville Sanctuary (in Healesville). Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Werribee Open Range Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and explore and take pictures at Rod Laver Arena.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Daylesford, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Healesville Sanctuary, Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 6 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Stony Creek Gallery ©
Stony Creek Gallery
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat

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