16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Washington DC
Fly:  25​h
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
Washington DC

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Darling Harbour. Get in touch with nature at Coogee Beach and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Justice & Police Museum, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, contemplate the long history of Museum of Sydney, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey maker app .

Washington DC, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Washington DC to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Washington DC in April, with lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Historic Village Herberton and Bones and Jones. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach will get you outdoors. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral and explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns holiday maker website .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 85°F and lows about 72°F. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Museum-lovers will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne route maker site .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect nights in Melbourne to be cooler, around 50°F, while days are little chillier, around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum

3
days
Sydney

Sydney ©
Let the collections at Art Gallery of New South Wales and Hyde Park Barracks Museum capture your imagination. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown, approximately 46 minutes away. Explore Sydney further: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Camp Cove.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in April since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 59°F. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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