16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
2
Fraser Island
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Singapore

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Everglades Historic House and Gardens (in Leura), Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Sydney is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Singapore in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 10th (Fri), take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island travel website .

Getting from Sydney to Fraser Island by combination of flight, ferry, and car takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Fraser Island hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 12th (Sun), you're off toBrisbane.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek

1
night
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.
To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip maker website .

You can do a combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Brisbane in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In August, daytime highs in Brisbane are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Douglas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In August, Port Douglas is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge

1
night
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the galleries of Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, then get curious at Daintree Discovery Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach and then take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation journey planner .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. August in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Daintree Discovery Centre, Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory ©
Floravilla Ice Cream Factory

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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