16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Zurich
Fly:  21​h
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Zurich

few
hours
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Perth driving holiday planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Perth is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in December; daily highs in Perth reach 35°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne attractions planner.

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Perth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Melbourne is slightly colder than Perth - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
day
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Canberra road trip planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

4
days
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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday planner .

You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in December, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
days
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 17th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 18th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Port Douglas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

3
days
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 19th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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