16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Coles Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Beauty Point
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 30​min
End: New York City


1
day
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 21st (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then explore the world behind art at GOMA, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

Plan my day in Brisbane using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

New York City, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Brisbane is 15 hours. Traveling from New York City in August, you will find days in Brisbane are little chillier (71°F), and nights are much colder (50°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, don't miss a visit to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and listen to music at Sydney Opera House.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. While traveling from Brisbane, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

2
nights
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 25th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Battery Point, contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Fern Tree, explore the world behind art at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hobart route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Hobart reach 56°F and lows reach 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, Fern Tree, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

1
night
Coles Bay

Coles Bay ©
Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Honeymoon Bay, take a leisurely stroll along Coles Bay Jetty, and then walk along Wineglass Bay Lookout.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coles Bay trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Hobart to Coles Bay in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Beauty Point.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Freycinet
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Wineglass Bay Lookout ©
Wineglass Bay Lookout
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

1
night
Beauty Point

Beauty Point ©
Beauty Point is a town by the Tamar River, in the north-east of Tasmania, Australia. On the 28th (Tue), examine the collection at George Town Watch House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Seahorse World, identify plant and animal life at Platypus House, take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and finally view the masterpieces at Tamar Valley Art Shack.

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Getting from Coles Bay to Beauty Point by car takes about 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Beauty Point

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Tamar Valley Art Shack, Holm Oak Vineyards, George Town Watch House
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Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
Platypus House ©
Platypus House
George Town Watch House ©
George Town Watch House

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Escape the urban bustle at Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. Discover out-of-the-way places like Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Anangu Uwankaraku Punu Aboriginal corporation. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, hike along Kuniya Walk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Beauty Point to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Beauty Point in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Michaelmas Cay. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, about 36 minutes away.

Plan my Cairns trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August: highs in Cairns hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

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