16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
4
Burleigh Heads
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  11​h
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Francis Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne tour itinerary maker tool .

Boracay, Philippines to Melbourne is an approximately 15-hour combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Philippines Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Boracay in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 15°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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 16th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Launceston trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Launceston takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Launceston, with lows of 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then see the interesting displays at Mona.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart travel route tool .

Drive from Launceston to Hobart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Burleigh Heads.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Museum of Old and New Art
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Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

2
nights
Burleigh Heads

Burleigh Heads ©
Burleigh Heads is a suburb in the City of Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. On the 18th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park and then visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Burleigh Heads trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Hobart to Burleigh Heads takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in July; daily highs in Burleigh Heads reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Burleigh Heads

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Fingal Head Lighthouse, Sea World Theme Park
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David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Fingal Head Lighthouse ©
Fingal Head Lighthouse

5
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Australian National Maritime Museum and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Art Gallery of New South Wales and Australian Centre for Photography will appeal to museum buffs. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planning app .

Getting from Burleigh Heads to Sydney by combination of bus and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Burleigh Heads in July: highs in Sydney hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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