16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia attractions planner

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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Torquay
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 7 nights
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Gold Coast

— 2 nights
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.
On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and then catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip planner.

Denver, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Denver to Gold Coast due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in February, expect Gold Coast to be much warmer, temps between 82°F and 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 2 nights
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Gold Coast to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Gold Coast in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails

Torquay

— 1 night
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
On the 4th (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Split Point Lighthouse, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach, and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Torquay day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Torquay in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Torquay. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, expect Torquay to be slightly colder, temps between 76°F and 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Parks · Beaches

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Melbourne

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Melbourne online visit planner.

Drive from Torquay to Melbourne in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums

Sydney

— 7 nights

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.
Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Shelly Beach (in Manly), Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls) and Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Blue Mountains). There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in March, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · 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.