16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Amsterdam

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

Discover how to plan a Perth trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Amsterdam to Perth. While traveling from Amsterdam, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Perth in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 19:
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Canberra day trip planning site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Canberra. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
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

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Spend the 24th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, head outdoors with Port Douglas Microlights, and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and shuttle. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 27th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planning app .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You will leave for home on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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