16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto

1
day
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 17th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip maker .

Toronto, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, car, and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Cairns is 15 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Toronto in November; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Get some cultural insight at Walkatjara Art and Walpa Gorge. Step out of the city life by going to Kata Tjuta and Uluru. The adventure continues: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and take some stellar pictures from Uluru.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in November, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be slightly colder, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): wander the streets of Melbourne Central, admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then look for gifts at Ambiance Gifts.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Melbourne visit planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November: highs in Melbourne hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Shopping
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
day
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 25th (Mon): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island takes 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

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.
Visit Manly Beach and Camp Cove for some beach relaxation. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Brett Whiteley Studio. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take in the exciting artwork at ATTY Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon 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 Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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