16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach for some beach relaxation. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Blue Mountains National Park (Anvil Rock Lookout, Pulpit Rock Lookout, & more) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, & more). There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In August in Sydney, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): kick back and relax at Mindil Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Mason Gallery, then take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Paul Arnold Gallery, and finally take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Darwin road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Darwin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in August, expect nights in Darwin to be a bit warmer, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 37°C. On the 14th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
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Crocosaurus Cove

3
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then stroll through Cable Beach, and then examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Broome itinerary maker .

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Broome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in August, plan for little chillier nights in Broome, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
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3
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then stroll through St. Kilda Beach, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Flinders Street Station, then get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online driving holiday planner .

Fly from Broome to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Broome to Melbourne. When traveling from Broome in August, plan for much colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 16°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 6°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
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St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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