16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  33​h
1
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 45​min
2
Daydream Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2​h 30​min
3
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 45​min
4
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
5
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  26​h
End: New York City

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 22nd (Mon), play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, then stroll through Wild life Hamilton Island, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach, and then get outside with Jetryder.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island trip planner.

New York City, USA to Hamilton Island is an approximately 33-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Hamilton Island due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in October, with highs in Hamilton Island at 80°F and lows at 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Daydream Island.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

1
night
Daydream Island

Daydream Island
On the 24th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Daydream Island Living Reef.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Daydream Island day trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Daydream Island. Expect a daytime high around 79°F in October, and nighttime lows around 70°F. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Daydream Island

Wildlife Parks
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1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Daydream Island to Whitsunday Island. Traveling from Daydream Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Broome.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

3
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge and Reddell Beach. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aqua Broome, get outside with Staircase To The Moon, and stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery.

Discover how to plan a Broome trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Broome by flight takes about 13 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in October, things will get a bit warmer in Broome: highs are around 93°F and lows about 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, then identify plant and animal life at Trephina Gorge Nature Park, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Henbury Meteorites Conservation Reserve.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs day trip planning website .

Getting from Broome to Alice Springs by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Traveling from Broome in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Alice Springs, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Trephina Gorge Nature Park
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
Trephina Gorge Nature Park ©
Trephina Gorge Nature Park

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.
Get outdoors at Wentworth Falls and Dolphin & Whale Watching. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Giant Stairway and Palm Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Terrigal Beach (in Terrigal). The adventure continues: stroll through Coogee Beach, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and explore the striking landscape at The Gap Park.

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Getting from Alice Springs to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in November, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 77°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Terrigal Beach, Palm Beach
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The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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