16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 8 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Dubai

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Rocks Markets, Manly Beach, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and other attractions. Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Camp Cove will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Gannon House Gallery, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. While traveling from Dubai, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

8
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Melbourne Central, Queen Victoria Market, The Great Ocean Road, and other attractions. Attractions like Eastern Beach Reserve and Melbourne Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Museum-lovers will appreciate Art Gallery of Ballarat and National Gallery of Victoria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat), Bells Beach (in Torquay) and Werribee Open Range Zoo (in Werribee). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online itinerary builder .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Torquay, Ballarat, Eastern Beach Reserve, Werribee Open Range Zoo, Dandenong Ranges National Park
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St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park

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