16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Sydney

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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi to Coogee Walk and Sydney Opera House will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Sydney travel route planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) 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
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Family-friendly places like Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Museum will thrill your kids. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, get interesting insight from Tours, admire the masterpieces at ArtVo, and admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

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Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): hike along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, thenexplore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 41°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
On the 2nd (Thu), get outside with Horses in Port, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then stop by With Sugar.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip builder site.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Port Douglas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track, and make a splash at Cairns Wake park.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cairns Kart Hire Track, Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, thenkick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, thenhike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Lord Howe Island takes 6.5 hours. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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