16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
— 1 day
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— Few hours
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights

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Sydney

Sydney ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and The Rocks. Escape the urban bustle at Terrigal Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), The Entrance Pelican Feed (in The Entrance) and Norah Head Lighthouse (in Norah Head). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney vacation builder.

Fayetteville, USA to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Fayetteville to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Fayetteville in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 81°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Terrigal Beach ©
Terrigal Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk

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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 82°F during the day and 68°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Greenmount Beach, stroll through Tugun Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Currumbin Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast vacation planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Tugun Beach ©
Tugun Beach
Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

Australia's New World City

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Anglican Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol (Jail).

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Highlights from your plan
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) ©
Boggo Road Gaol (Jail)
Opal Museum ©
Opal Museum
St. John's Anglican Cathedral ©
St. John's Anglican Cathedral

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Samurai Gallery Australia. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Michaelmas Cay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Birdworld Kuranda (in Kuranda), The Crystal Caves (in Atherton) and Curtain Fig National Park (in Yungaburra). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Brisbane in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Bronte Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bradman Museum & International Cricket Hall of Fame and Sydney Jewish Museum. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to NSW Rail Museum (in Thirlmere), Cronulla Beach Walk (in Cronulla) and Katoomba (The Giant Stairway & The Three Sisters). Explore Sydney further: learn about all things military at Anzac Memorial, take a memorable tour with Tours, take an in-depth tour of Hyde Park Barracks, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney road trip tool.

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in December: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 81°F and lows are around 65°F. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway

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