16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h 45 min
2
Ventnor
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  6 h 45 min
5
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  23 h 30 min
End: Toronto

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, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planning site.

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Toronto to Sydney. Traveling from Toronto in March, things will get much warmer in Sydney: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

1
night
Ventnor

Ventnor ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Berrys Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kitty Miller Bay, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Nobbies Centre.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ventnor trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sydney to Ventnor. Traveling from Sydney in March, Ventnor is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Ventnor

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

National Vietnam Veterans Museum, The Nobbies Centre
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Kitty Miller Bay ©
Kitty Miller Bay
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Berrys Beach ©
Berrys Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Ventnor to Melbourne in 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Melbourne are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 15th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, and then make a trip to Passage Peak. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Jetryder and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island online vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Hamilton Island takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Hamilton Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): stroll through Noosa Main Beach and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): stop by Watermelon Red, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations, and finally stroll through Mooloolaba Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Noosa trip maker.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Hamilton Island to Noosa in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry, bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Mooloolaba
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SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Boat Tours & Water Sports

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): walk around South Bank Parklands and then admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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You can drive from Noosa to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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