18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 5 nights
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Port Fairy
— 1 night
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Melbourne
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Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Melbourne

— 5 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.
You've added Queen Victoria Market, Neighbours Tour, Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Phillip Island Wildlife Park and St. Kilda Beach. Head to Federation Square and Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centrefor plenty of shopping.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip planning website.

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from Manchester in November, you will find days in Melbourne are much warmer (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (11°C). You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Port Fairy.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Shopping · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Port Fairy

— 1 night
Port Fairy is a coastal town in south-western Victoria, Australia. To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Port Fairy tour site.

You can drive from Melbourne to Port Fairy in 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Sun) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Fairy

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

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Traveling by car from Port Fairy to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. You'll set off for Cairns on the 8th (Sun).

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nightlife

Cairns

— 4 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Barron Gorge National Park and Reef Magic Cruises.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online road trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Sydney

— 5 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes The Rocks, Taronga Zoo to Manly Beach Walk and BridgeClimb. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Pitt Street Mall. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and revel in the low prices at Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney road trip website.

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in November; daily highs in Sydney reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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.