16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 30 min
End: Singapore

3
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.
Kids will enjoy Palm Cove Beach and Muddy's Playground. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns itinerary maker.

Singapore, Singapore to Cairns is an approximately 10- hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Cairns. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally look for gifts at With Sugar. On your second day here, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary planning website.

Take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Horseback Riding Tours

3
nights
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Dreamworld. When in Gold Coast, make a side trip to see South Bank Parklands in Brisbane, approximately Brisbane away. There's more to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World and stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach.

Plan trip to Gold Coast with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. In November, Gold Coast is slightly colder than Port Douglas - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

South Bank Parklands
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Powerhouse Museum. There's still lots to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online travel route planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect little chillier with lows of 11°C in Melbourne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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