16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 1 night
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
6
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights

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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 (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast itinerary builder.

Brisbane to Gold Coast is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

4
nights
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.
Visit The Rocks and Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Blue Mountains and Bondi to Coogee Walk. Venture out of the city with trips to Bridal Veil Falls (in Katoomba) and Wentworth Falls (in Wentworth Falls). There's still lots to do: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and look for gifts at Australian Opal Cutters and Pearl Divers.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Katoomba, Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Spas and The Mill Markets. Do your shopping at South Melbourne Market and Federation Square. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Ballarat Botanical Gardens in Ballarat, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St, stop by Degraves Street, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Daylesford, Ballarat Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Balloon Rides
The Mill Markets ©
The Mill Markets

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by With Sugar, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Ngarru Gallery, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

To find out how to plan a trip to Port Douglas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, Port Douglas is warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Crystal Cascades. There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, look for gifts at Annie's at the Beach, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Crystal Cascades, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach ©
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in July, plan for slightly colder days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Spas

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