16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  8​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
5
Gladstone
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
End: Sydney

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

If you are flying in from Switzerland, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 9th (Tue), you're off toUluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): trek along Kuniya Walk and then admire all the interesting features of Uluru. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

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Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then look for gifts at Grotty Yachty Clothing. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach holiday tool .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Cairns in April, plan for slightly colder days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gladstone.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Grotty Yachty Clothing ©
Grotty Yachty Clothing

1
night
Gladstone

Gladstone ©
Gladstone is a city in the Gladstone Region, Queensland, Australia. On the 16th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Tondoon Botanic Gardens and then let the kids burn off some steam at East Shores Water Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Gladstone road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Airlie Beach to Gladstone with the Route module. Traveling from Airlie Beach in April, Gladstone is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Gladstone

Parks Fun & Games
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East Shores Water Park ©
East Shores Water Park
Tondoon Botanic Gardens ©
Tondoon Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Hervey Bay

Hervey Bay ©
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): cool off at WetSide Water Park, then look for gifts at Mind, Body and Soul, then take in the waterfront at The Pier, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Hervey Bay trip planner .

Getting from Gladstone to Hervey Bay by car takes about 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Hervey Bay are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
WetSide Water Park ©
WetSide Water Park

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from Hervey Bay, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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