16 days in Airlie Beach, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

16 days in Airlie Beach, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

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16 days in Airlie Beach, Sydney & Melbourne Itinerary

Start: Vienna
Fly:  33​h
1
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Vienna

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Airlie Beach Lagoon. On the 15th (Mon), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. It doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip itinerary tool .

Vienna, Austria to Airlie Beach is an approximately 33-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Vienna to Airlie Beach. While traveling from Vienna, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Airlie Beach, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

5
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba), Shelly Beach (in Manly) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). Spend the 22nd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Spend the 21st (Sun) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary planner .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Sydney by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Airlie Beach in April: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, Wentworth Falls, Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Royal Botanic Gardens and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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