16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  9​h 45​min
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Singapore

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Viri VR, ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Melbourne. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect nights in Melbourne to be colder, around 14°C, while days are slightly colder, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Chinese Garden of Friendship. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and get your game on at Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Sydney online travel route planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. On the 27th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Sea World Theme Park and Dreamworld. There's much more to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club, and head outdoors with Pelican Feeding.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

3
nights
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.
Spend the 3rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Tours
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer ©
Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer

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