16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cebu City, Cebu Island
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Cebu City, Cebu Island

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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales will appeal to museum buffs. Kids will appreciate attractions like Coogee Beach and Muogamarra Nature Reserve. Step out of Sydney to go to Blacktown and see Featherdale Wildlife Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Clovelly, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney journey planner.

Cebu City, Philippines to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Philippines Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Sydney when traveling from Cebu City in January, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Bring the kids along to Melbourne Museum and St. Kilda Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Spend the 17th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Scots Church, immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, and identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): take a stroll through Rundle Mall.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Adelaide itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Migration Museum
Migration Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

3
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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.
Historic Village Herberton and Bones and Jones are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Four Mile Beach (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove).

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Fly from Adelaide to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Adelaide in January, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Four Mile Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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