16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  12​h
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Port Campbell
— 3 nights
+3
bus + train + bus + Fly:  10​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Bangkok

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas & Wellness and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Eastern Beach Reserve (in Geelong), Ballarat Wildlife Park (in Ballarat) and Lake Daylesford (in Daylesford). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner .

Bangkok, Thailand to Melbourne is an approximately 12-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Melbourne is 3 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in December, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Daylesford, Eastern Beach Reserve, Ballarat Wildlife Park, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
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Spas & Wellness
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

3
nights
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Loch Ard Gorge and Mait's Rest. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Campbell: Cape Otway Lightstation (in Cape Otway) and Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve (in Warrnambool). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at London Bridge, make a trip to The Grotto, enjoy the sand and surf at Port Campbell precinct and foreshore, and look for all kinds of wild species at Gibsons Steps.

Make your Port Campbell itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Melbourne to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Campbell

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Warrnambool, Cape Otway Lightstation, Mait's Rest
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Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Cape Otway Lightstation ©
Cape Otway Lightstation

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shelly Beach and Speed Boats Tours. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Port Campbell to Sydney in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

4
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kings Beach and Eagle Street Pier. Take a break from Brisbane with a short trip to Kurrawa Beach in Broadbeach, about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, ponder the world of politics at City Hall, and take in the views from Story Bridge.

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

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. January in Brisbane sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kurrawa Beach, Kings Beach, Burleigh Head National Park
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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