16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Clare
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  13​h 30​min
6
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  27​h
End: Brussels

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): view the masterpieces at Cairns Art Gallery, stroll through Palm Cove Beach, then learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns road trip website .

Brussels, Belgium to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 9 hours. In July, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Brussels - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): examine the collection at The Residency, then get great views at Anzac Hill, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Araluen Cultural Precinct, take an in-depth tour of National Pioneer Women's Hall of Fame & Old Alice Springs Gaol, then identify plant and animal life at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs day trip planning site .

Getting from Cairns to Alice Springs by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect nights in Alice Springs to be colder, around 3°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums Tours Parks
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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then wander the streets of The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Neighborhoods Tours
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, take some stellar pictures from Constitution Dock, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. David's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Claremont House, and finally admire the masterpieces at Lady Franklin Gallery. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, then enjoy the sand and surf at Seven Mile Beach, and finally go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hobart using our trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Hobart at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Clare.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Claremont House, Seven Mile Beach, Puddleduck Vineyard
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
St. David's Cathedral ©
St. David's Cathedral

1
night
Clare

Clare ©
The town of Clare is located in South Australia in the Mid North region, 136 km north of Adelaide. Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Knappstein Enterprise Winery, brush up on your military savvy at Burra Town Hall, do a tasting at Mitchell Winery, then do a tasting at Kilikanoon Winery, and finally learn about winemaking at Greg Cooley Wines. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): do a tasting at Sevenhill Cellars, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Aloysius Church, then contemplate the long history of Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, then learn about winemaking at Shut the Gate Wines, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Clare Valley Art Gallery.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Clare online tour itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Hobart to Clare with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Clare

Wineries Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Martindale Hall Heritage Museum, St Aloysius Church, Burra Town Hall
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Sevenhill Cellars ©
Sevenhill Cellars
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum ©
Martindale Hall Heritage Museum
Mitchell Winery ©
Mitchell Winery

2
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Surfers Point and Margaret River Mouth Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hamelin Bay Jetty and Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door. Venture out of the city with trips to Cape Naturaliste (Sugarloaf Rock & Bunker Bay) and Happs Winery and Cellar Door (in Quindalup). It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Brown Hill Estate.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Margaret River holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Clare to Margaret River. Traveling from Clare to Margaret River, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Wineries Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cowaramup, Dunsborough, Happs Winery and Cellar Door, Providore, Brown Hill Estate
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Brookwood Estate ©
Brookwood Estate
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock

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