16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and Craft Victoria. Do your shopping at Federation Square and Melbourne Central. Change things up with these side-trips from Melbourne: Panorama Garden Estate (in Boneo), The Great Ocean Road (in Torquay) and Koala Conservation Centre (in Cowes). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Australian Print Workshop, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Melbourne holiday builder tool.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from New Delhi in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Panorama Garden Estate, Australian Print Workshop, St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road, Koala Conservation Centre
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studiofor plenty of shopping. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
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.
Let the collections at Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Ngarru Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Safaris & Four Mile Beach). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and browse the exhibits of Underart Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Cairns hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Village Gallery
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
On the 4th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Aspects of Kings Park, get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison, thenhunt for treasures at Fremantle Markets, and finally kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Perth takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Perth. Traveling from Cairns in January, Perth is a bit cooler at night with lows of °C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Perth

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Fremantle Markets ©
Fremantle Markets

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