16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Port Moresby
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Arthurs Seat
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
3
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Port Moresby

7
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and Immigration Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Ballarat to see Sovereign Hill about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central, look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, wander the streets of Degraves Street, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder app .

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea to Melbourne is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. Traveling from Port Moresby in April, expect nights in Melbourne to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Arthurs Seat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sovereign Hill
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill

1
night
Arthurs Seat

Arthurs Seat ©
Arthurs Seat is a hill and locality on the Mornington Peninsula, within the Shire of Mornington Peninsula, about 75 km south east of Melbourne, Australia. For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Arthurs Seat tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Arthurs Seat by car takes about 1.5 hours. April in Arthurs Seat sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Arthurs Seat

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Rye Beach, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
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The Enchanted Adventure Garden ©
The Enchanted Adventure Garden
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery ©
Cape Schanck Lighthouse ©
Cape Schanck Lighthouse

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seven Mile Beach, and then go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and finally take in the waterfront at Constitution Dock.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arthurs Seat to Hobart. In April, daily temperatures in Hobart can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Seven Mile Beach
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Cascade Brewery ©
Cascade Brewery
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel website .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in April, with highs in Brisbane at 30°C and lows at 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 24th (Wed).

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Tours Parks
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