16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Gold Coast
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Hamilton Island
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Sydney
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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Caravan Music Club, Illusionaire Magic Show and Melbourne Museum. Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and The Junk Company. Get outdoors at St. Kilda Beach and Balloon Rides. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online journey planner.

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfers Paradise Beach. Head to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Pacific Fair Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach and see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast visit planning tool.

Fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gold Coast when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 16th (Mon), kick back and relax at Catseye Beach. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Hamilton Island Art Gallery and then take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Hamilton Island tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, Hamilton Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping
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Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach for some beach relaxation. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Beaches

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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.