16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Durban

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, and then take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online route planner .

Durban, South Africa to Sydney is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from South Africa Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Durban in June, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll around Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour builder website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder .

Fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Brisbane in June, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 29th (Sat), laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach and then get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Melbourne to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Gold Coast: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in June, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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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): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns route builder .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, don't miss a visit to Uluru, and then stroll through Kuniya Walk.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are little chillier (24°C), and nights are colder (4°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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 7th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Perth Zoo.

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Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July since evenings lows in Perth dip to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Perth Zoo
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Perth Zoo ©
Perth Zoo
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden

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