16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
End: Sydney


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3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Glenelg Beach and Gorge Wildlife Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: Tanunda (Rockford Winery & Chateau Tanunda). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Henley Beach, wander the streets of North Terrace, and take in the waterfront at Glenelg Pier.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Adelaide trip itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Adelaide International Airport. March in Adelaide sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tanunda, Glenelg, Henley Beach, Gorge Wildlife Park
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Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
Henley Beach ©
Henley Beach
Glenelg Beach ©
Glenelg Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 12th (Tue), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo and then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: grab your bike and head to Catani Gardens, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne holiday maker website .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

St Kilda, Brighton Beach
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Balloon Rides

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge. On the 15th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kurrawa Beach, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Gold Coast when traveling from Melbourne in March, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stroll through Dicky Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then kick back and relax at Moffat Beach, and finally take a stroll through Queen Street Mall.

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You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Caloundra
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Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

1
day
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Scuba & Snorkeling. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planning app .

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in March since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Kuniya Walk. The adventure continues: get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip website .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in March, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off toSydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
nights
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.
Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Shelly Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wentworth Falls and North Head Sanctuary. Change things up with a short trip to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Katoomba (about 1h 40 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For maps and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip website .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Neighborhoods Wildlife

Side Trip

Katoomba
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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