16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  40​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— Few hours
Travel:  20​h 45​min
4
Lizard Island
— 2 nights
Travel:  20​h
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
End: Vancouver

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney attractions website .

Vancouver, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Vancouver to Sydney, you'll lose 18 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vancouver in March, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. On the 20th (Wed), you're off toMelbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nightlife
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Torquay to see The Great Ocean Road about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, admire the striking features of Old Safety Deposit Building, and choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 15°C. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta and then admire all the interesting features of Uluru.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Lizard Island

Lizard Island ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at No Name Reef and then take in the dramatic natural features at Cod Hole. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Lizard Island National Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lizard Island online holiday planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Lizard Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Lizard Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Lizard Island National Park ©
Lizard Island National Park

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): meet the residents at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lizard Island to Gold Coast. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

1
night
Sydney

Sydney ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): explore the activities along Watson's Bay, then take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, then see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Watsons Bay ©
Watsons Bay
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
Chinese Garden of Friendship ©
Chinese Garden of Friendship

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