16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  12​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 30​min
7
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Singapore

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coogee Beach. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, stroll through Manly Beach, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney online attractions planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Singapore Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Singapore in June, with highs in Sydney at 65°F and lows at 50°F. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Canberra trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Canberra takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 55°F, and evening lows to 33°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

5
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, look for gifts at Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne, buy something for everyone on your list at Bourke Street Mall, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online travel route planner .

You can fly from Canberra to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Melbourne, with lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 67°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
On the 26th (Wed), take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns planning website .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. June in Cairns sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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