16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Dhaka City

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and Brett Whiteley Studio. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Newport Beach, stroll through Freshwater Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Sydney is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island journey maker website .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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night
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.
On the 22nd (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach, then learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and then kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas travel itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Wonga Beach ©
Wonga Beach

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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.
Visit Trinity Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at St Monica's Cathedral and Bones and Jones. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 24th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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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.
On the 27th (Sat), hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planner .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in October, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be slightly colder, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Melbourne attractions planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Melbourne are much colder (24°C), and nights are a bit cooler (9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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