16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 3 nights
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights

3
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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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney day trip app.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Sydney. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in October, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between °F and °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) 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
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, thenadmire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then get your game on at Zero Latency.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, thenbrowse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, thenexplore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route maker tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thenadmire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for little chillier days in Cairns, with highs around °F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

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

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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 23rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at With Sugar. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip planning website.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): walk around South Bank Parklands and then take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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You can fly from Port Douglas to Brisbane in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, Brisbane is a bit cooler than Port Douglas - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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