16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  3 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  5 h 45 min
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Maleny
— 2 nights
+3
Train + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  8 h 15 min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Adelaide

2
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: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get your game on at Viri VR, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Adelaide to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In August, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

5
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
On the 8th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Hastings Street, enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets. On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Tewantin National Park, then explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Laguna Lookout.

Before you visit Noosa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Noosa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, train, and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Maleny.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

The Original Eumundi Markets
Highlights from your plan
Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Tewantin National Park ©
Tewantin National Park

2
nights
Maleny

Maleny ©
A large influx of people searching for a cooperative lifestyle migrate to Maleny every year.
Change things up with a short trip to Kenilworth Dairies in Kenilworth (about 36 minutes away). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, take in the dramatic scenery at Kondalilla Falls, get great views at McCarthy's Lookout, and stop by Maleny Cheese.

To plan Maleny vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Maleny takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. August in Maleny sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 12th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Maleny

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Kenilworth Dairies, Kondalilla Falls
Highlights from your plan
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World ©
Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve ©
Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve
Obi Boardwalk ©
Obi Boardwalk

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Horses in Port, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas visit planning app.

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Maleny to Port Douglas takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Maleny in August: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 31°C and lows are around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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