16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  19​h
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

2
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, and admire all the interesting features of Suncorp Stadium.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane attractions planning website .

Salt Lake City, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 17 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Brisbane. Traveling from Salt Lake City in March, expect Brisbane to be much hotter, temps between 82°F and 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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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

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney travel planning website .

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wild Wombat Escapes Tours as well as Balloon Rides. On the 11th (Mon), meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the next day, take a memorable tour with Tours and then catch all the local highlights with Wild Wombat Escapes Tours.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melbourne travel route planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Cairns Dive School. Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). Spend the 15th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 74°F. You will leave for home on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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