16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip maker

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Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive
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Robe
Drive
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Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive
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Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly
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Cairns
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Adelaide

— 3 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Ayers House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Adelaide Gaol, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Primo Estate and then kick back and relax at Maslin Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9.5 hours traveling from Dublin to Adelaide. While traveling from Dublin, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Robe.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Robe

Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 10th (Tue), kick back and relax at Robe Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Robe travel route tool.

Getting from Adelaide to Robe by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Robe

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Mount Gambier

— 1 night
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the activities along The Blue Lake.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mount Gambier online trip maker.

You can drive from Robe to Mount Gambier in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks · Nature

Apollo Bay

— 1 night
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay day trip planner.

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Apollo Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Mount Gambier to Apollo Bay due to the time zone difference. On the 12th (Thu), you're off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Melbourne

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Brighton Beach and St Kilda Pier. Get a sense of the local culture at Degraves Street and St Paul's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Melbourne side-trips: Ballarat (Ballarat Tramway Museum, Lake Wendouree, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, browse the eclectic array of goods at South Melbourne Market, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

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Getting from Apollo Bay to Melbourne by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 1 night
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 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

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.
To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns attractions planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. You will leave for Port Douglas on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Cairns

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

Port Douglas

— 4 nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Opal Reef and Safaris. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan) and Cape Tribulation (Dubuji Boardwalk, Cape Tribulation Beach, &more). The adventure continues: make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

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You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.