16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Hervey Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Longreach
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
6
Townsville
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h
7
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
8
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Coimbatore


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1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 5th (Thu), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and finally take in the views from Elizabeth Quay. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Perth Zoo, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Fremantle Markets, and then examine the collection at The Shipwreck Galleries.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Perth trip builder tool .

Coimbatore, India to Perth is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, Perth is colder than Coimbatore - with highs of 21°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Nature

Side Trips

Fremantle, Perth Zoo
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Swan River ©
Swan River
The Shipwreck Galleries ©
The Shipwreck Galleries
Perth Zoo ©
Perth Zoo

1
night
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 7th (Sat), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, then meet the residents at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium, and then browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

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

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Perth in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Historic Sites Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
State Library Victoria ©
State Library Victoria
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium ©
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, then contemplate the waterfront views at Watson's Bay, then take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (21°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Watsons Bay ©
Watsons Bay
Dolphin & Whale Watching
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

2
nights
Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 11th (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Keep things going the next day: visit the horses at Susan River Homestead Adventure Resort, stroll through Esplanade, and then let the kids burn off some steam at Point Dayman Park.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hervey Bay trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Hervey Bay in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hervey Bay: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade
Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands ©
Bamboo Land Nursery & Parklands

1
night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. On the 13th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Longreach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Longreach trip planning site .

Getting from Hervey Bay to Longreach by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Longreach
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QANTAS Founders Museum ©
QANTAS Founders Museum
Longreach ©
Longreach

1
day
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): head off the coast to Reef HQ Great Barrier Reef Aquarium, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Strand, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Townsville online visit planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Longreach to Townsville in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Longreach in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Townsville, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

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.
On the 15th (Sun), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, stroll through Palm Cove Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Muddy's Playground and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns travel website .

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Balloon Rides
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Port Douglas

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 17th (Tue), stop by With Sugar, stop by Coffee Works, then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Keep things going the next day: tee off at Port Douglas Golf Tours and then see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Golf

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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