16 days in Indonesia & Australia Itinerary

16 days in Indonesia & Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Indonesia & Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Brisbane, Australia
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
3
Byron Bay, Australia
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Sydney, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Pecatu, Indonesia
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h
7
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia
— 1 night
ferry:  3​h
8
Canggu, Indonesia
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Toronto, Canada

2
nights
Brisbane, Australia

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.
On the 9th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: get your game on at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane driving holiday app .

Toronto, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in February: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 33°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Gold Coast, Australia

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 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park and then find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park

1
night
Byron Bay, Australia

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 12th (Wed), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Byron Bay Cookies Retail Store, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Byron Bay trip itinerary maker tool .

Take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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nights
Sydney, Australia

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.
On the 13th (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Keep things going the next day: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then look for gifts at DUX Collection Sydney, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney travel route site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Byron Bay to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, daytime highs in Sydney are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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nights
Melbourne, Australia

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, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pecatu.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Pecatu, Indonesia

Pecatu ©
A major beach resort, Pecatu sits on the southern peninsula of Bali.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a stroll through Jimbaran Bay, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Padang Padang Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uluwatu Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pecatu driving holiday planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Pecatu in 6.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Pecatu. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in February, with highs in Pecatu at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gili Trawangan.

Things to do in Pecatu

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Jimbaran Bay
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Jimbaran Bay ©
Jimbaran Bay
Uluwatu Temple ©
Uluwatu Temple
Padang Padang Beach ©
Padang Padang Beach

1
night
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia

An island holiday in Gili Trawangan offers access to the largest of the three Gili Islands located off the main coast of Lombok.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): get your game on at Gili Golf & Bar, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Gili Trawangan road trip app .

You can ride a ferry from Pecatu to Gili Trawangan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. February in Gili Trawangan sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel to Canggu.

Things to do in Gili Trawangan

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Canggu, Indonesia

Canggu ©
Located about 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the famous Kuta Beach, the once small fishing village of Canggu has now become synonymous with a popular stretch of beach resorts and Western-owned villas.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Canggu: Tanah Lot Temple (in Beraban), Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary (in Ubud) and Waterbom Bali (in Kuta). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uluwatu Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Canggu road trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Gili Trawangan to Canggu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canggu

Theme Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Waterbom Bali, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Tanah Lot Temple, Uluwatu Temple
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Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary ©
Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary
Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Tanah Lot Temple
Tanah Lot Temple

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