16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  26 h
1
Gold Coast
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  8 h
2
Leura
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  17 h
End: Chennai

5
nights
Gold Coast

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 outdoors at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfers Paradise Beach. Attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Warner Bros. Movie World make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (Mount Coot-tha Lookout, Goodwill Bridge, &more) and The Treat Shop (in Eagle Heights). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, find something for the whole family at Dreamworld, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast attractions app .

Chennai, India to Gold Coast is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Chennai in May, expect Gold Coast to be colder, temps between 27°C and 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Leura.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Brisbane, The Treat Shop
Find places to stay May 9 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

1
night
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. On the 14th (Thu), make a trip to Sublime Point Lookout.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Leura travel route planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Gold Coast to Leura in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Leura. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Katoomba
Find places to stay May 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Leura to Sydney takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Leura in May, with lows around 14°C. You'll have a few hours on the 18th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Escape the urban bustle at Koala Conservation Centre and Phillip Island Wildlife Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Museum and Catani Gardens. Explore Melbourne's surroundings by going to Beaconsfield Flora & Fauna Reserve (in Beaconsfield) and Rhyll (Rhyll Inlet State Wildlife Reserve & Conservation Hill Reserve). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, identify plant and animal life at Seal Rock, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 9°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rhyll, Cowes, Catani Gardens, Beaconsfield Flora & Fauna Reserve, Seal Rock
Find places to stay May 18 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

Similar Plans

18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM VIETNAM March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM VIETNAM April, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, relaxing, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Singapore, Trinity Beach & Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, romantic, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM INDIA February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA April, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, outdoors, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, popular sights PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Gold Coast, Sydney & Melbourne BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Gold Coast, Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular sights PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA April, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
See more plans