16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
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 17th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, find something for the whole family at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane day trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Brisbane is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in November, with highs in Brisbane at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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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.
Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Dreamworld, get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, pick up some local products at Sanctuary Markets, and enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, then pause for some photo ops at The Big Banana Fun Park, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Korora Lookout. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to The Clog Barn, get great views at Forest Sky Pier, and then learn about winemaking at Two Tails Wines.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coffs Harbour trip planning tool .

Drive from Gold Coast to Coffs Harbour in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Coffs Harbour can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Two Tails Wines
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Coffs Harbour Butterfly House ©
Coffs Harbour Butterfly House
The Big Banana Fun Park ©
The Big Banana Fun Park
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

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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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Coffs Harbour to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 27th (Wed), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia and then engage your brain at Questacon.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra trip planning tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Canberra when traveling from Sydney in November, with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Questacon ©
Questacon
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Melbourne are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Werribee Open Range Zoo, The Great Ocean Road
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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