16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  15​h
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
7
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Hanoi


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1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum and then get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Hanoi, Vietnam to Melbourne is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Hanoi to Melbourne. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. On the 24th (Fri), you'll travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum

1
night
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bridestowe Lavender Estate. On the 24th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Bridestowe Lavender Estate.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Launceston trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Launceston by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Launceston at 28°C and lows at 12°C. You'll set off for Hobart on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Launceston

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Bridestowe Lavender Estate
Highlights from your plan
Bridestowe Lavender Estate ©
Bridestowe Lavender Estate

1
night
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 25th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Hobart day trip site .

Getting from Launceston to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Hobart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

The Wicked Cheese Co.
Highlights from your plan
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
On the 27th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally make a trip to Southbank.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Hobart in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
State Library Victoria ©
State Library Victoria

1
night
Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Gibsons Steps and then take some stellar pictures from Loch Ard Gorge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Campbell visit planning website .

Drive from Melbourne to Port Campbell in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
On the 29th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, then take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planner.

Drive from Port Campbell to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Fun & Games Parks
Highlights from your plan
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Block Arcade ©
Block Arcade

2
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, Cairns is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. You'll set off for Sydney on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Taronga Zoo. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, Sydney is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Taronga Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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