16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
5
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  29​h 30​min
End: Cleveland

3
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and listen to music at Sydney Opera House.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker tool .

Cleveland, USA to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Cleveland to Sydney. Traveling from Cleveland in April, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 73°F and 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Australia Zoo. The adventure continues: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, stroll around Roma Street Parkland, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 61°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Australia Zoo
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
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: Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 21st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in April; daily highs in Cairns reach 85°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Voyages Ayers Rock Resort has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Uluru, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and finally go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip planner .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cairns in April since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 58°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Alice Springs is known for wildlife, museums, historic sites, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, take in the exciting artwork at This is Aboriginal Art, take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and get great views at Anzac Hill.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs online vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 84°F, while at night they dip to 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

1
night
Sydney

Sydney
To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Alice Springs to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in April, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (73°F), and nights are about the same (59°F). On the 27th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 27:

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