16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 3 nights
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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Sacramento, USA to Sydney is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 18 hours traveling from Sacramento to Sydney. Traveling from Sacramento in February, expect nights in Sydney to be much hotter, around °F, while days are a bit warmer, around °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Church, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around °F and lows about °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by With Sugar. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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