16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Doncaster
train + Fly:  27​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Doncaster

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Trin Warren Tam-boore and Melbourne Museum. Spend the 31st (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance, and pause for some serene contemplation at Scots Church.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Melbourne vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Doncaster, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Doncaster to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Doncaster in December, plan for warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Warrandyte State Park ©
Warrandyte State Park
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

6
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 Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown, about 46 minutes away. Spend the 6th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hawthorne Canal Reserve, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and let little ones run wild at Cremorne Reserve.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly 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.
On the 8th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Canberra

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Floriade ©
Floriade
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hallett Cove Conservation Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Adelaide Central Market, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Thorndon Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide online attractions planner .

Fly from Canberra to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Adelaide, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Fun & Games

Side Trips

Cleland Wildlife Park, Hallett Cove Conservation Park, Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, Thorndon Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Hallett Cove Conservation Park ©
Hallett Cove Conservation Park
Thorndon Park ©
Thorndon Park

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