16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
5
Adelaide
— 2 nights

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shop till you drop at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines and Lord Coconut. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, stop by Enoteca Sileno, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip website.

Toronto, Canada to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Melbourne is 15 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Toronto in July, with highs in Melbourne at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Shelly Beach in Manly--about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, look for gifts at Giulians, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip tool.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then browse the different shops at Marina Mirage. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, thenwalk around South Bank Parklands, and then get lost in a book at State Library Of Queensland.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Brisbane travel route planner.

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Brisbane, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. On the 26th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Marina Mirage
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). There's more to do: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool and look for gifts at Cairns Central Shopping Centre.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in July, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between °C and °C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stop by Urban Cow Studio, stop by O'Connell's Bookshop, thenlook for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, thencontemplate the long history of Carrick Hill, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a taste of the local shopping with Adelaide Showground Farmers' Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Peter's Cathedral, thenlook for gifts at The Market Shed, thendo a tasting at Wirra Wirra Vineyards, and finally stop by McLaren Unvaled.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Adelaide itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Adelaide takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Adelaide. When traveling from Cairns in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

McLaren Vale
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Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner ©
Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Wirra Wirra Vineyards ©
Wirra Wirra Vineyards

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