16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 3 nights
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights

3
nights
Cairns

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Esplanade Boardwalk and Freshwater Station. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Wangetti, about 44 minutes away.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns attractions planner.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 10 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in June: high temperatures in Cairns hover around °C and lows are around °C. On the 4th (Thu), you're off to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Trails

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Freshwater Station ©
Freshwater Station

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at D'Aguilar National Park. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, thenget up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then look and learn at Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip maker website.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in June, with highs in Brisbane at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
D'Aguilar National Park ©
D'Aguilar National Park
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Shelly Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Darling Harbour and The Rocks. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in June, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). You will leave for Melbourne on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Shelly Beach
Highlights from your plan
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Get some cultural insight at Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Degraves Street. We've included these beaches for you: Eastern Beach Reserve and Brighton Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at St Kilda Pier, take an in-depth tour of Museo Italiano, and explore the world behind art at ArtVo.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip website.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Melbourne at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Brighton Beach, Eastern Beach Reserve, St Kilda Pier
Highlights from your plan
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St Kilda Pier ©
St Kilda Pier

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