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:  5​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 45​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
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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 Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Australia Zoo
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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: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). 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 Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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 flight from Cairns to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect little chillier with lows of 55°F in Alice Springs. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Museums Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

1
night
Sydney

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney attractions planning tool .

Fly from Alice Springs to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Alice Springs, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Tours Outdoors Shopping
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Queen Victoria Building ©
Queen Victoria Building

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