16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 2 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
5
Perth
— 2 nights

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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, don't miss a visit to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

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Amritsar, India to Cairns is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amritsar to Cairns is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Amritsar in March, expect nights in Cairns to be much warmer, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at With Sugar. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. March in Port Douglas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in March, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

3
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 natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and walk around Fitzroy Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Melbourne tour planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, don't miss a visit to Winthrop Hall, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, thenget your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, and finally snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, thenpause for some photo ops at State War Memorial, and then explore the activities along Swan River.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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