16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Faulconbridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Pune

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 explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and see the interesting displays at HMAS Castlemaine.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne sightseeing planner.

Pune, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda 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 20th (Sat), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in April, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Nature Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

1
night
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): examine the collection at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, take in the views from Lapstone Zig Zag, and then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Faulconbridge holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Faulconbridge takes 3.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Canberra in April; daily highs in Faulconbridge reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Museums

Side Trips

Lapstone Zig Zag, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum
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Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Lapstone Zig Zag ©
Lapstone Zig Zag

4
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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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planning app .

You can drive from Faulconbridge to Sydney in 1.5 hours. April in Sydney sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 5.5 hours. In April in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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