16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Winnipeg
Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
5
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  28 h
End: Winnipeg

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, thenstroll through Palm Cove Beach, and finally get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker website.

Winnipeg, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Winnipeg to Cairns is 16 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Winnipeg in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Spas
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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 5th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at With Sugar. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Melbourne in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in October, expect nights in Melbourne to be colder, around 9°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney tour planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 13th (Tue), sample the fine beverages at Underground Spirits. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Floriade, take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then engage your brain at Questacon.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Canberra day trip site.

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Canberra reach 25°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Questacon ©
Questacon

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