16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
+2
tram + foot + Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Dallas

3
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.
Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Blacktown to see Featherdale Wildlife Park about 46 minutes away. Spend the 8th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, stroll through Bondi Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney driving holiday planner.

Dallas, USA to Sydney is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of tram and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Dallas to Sydney. Traveling from Dallas in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 77°F and lows about 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then explore the activities along Heart Reef. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in November: high temperatures in Airlie Beach hover around 83°F and lows are around 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Hartley's Crocodile Adventures) and Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Safaris). Spend the 14th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a memorable tour with Tours, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel route planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Cairns in November, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 73°F by day to 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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