16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  21​h
1
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Shanghai

2
nights
Broome

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cable Beach and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge. Bring the kids along to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Dolphin & Whale Watching. It doesn't end there: make a trip to Gantheaume Point.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Broome vacation app .

Shanghai, China to Broome is an approximately 21-hour flight. When traveling from Shanghai in July, plan for little chillier days in Broome, with highs around 35°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The adventure continues: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney visit planner.

Getting from Broome to Sydney by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Sydney is 2 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Broome in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
On the 8th (Mon), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park, then get great views at Anzac Hill, then look for gifts at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and finally identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, Alice Springs is little chillier at night with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

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.
Attractions like Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Agincourt Reef make great kid-friendly stops. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mossman Gorge and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Spend the 10th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Alice Springs to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Port Douglas, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palm Cove Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns vacation planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 16th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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