16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  15​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Beijing

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Fitzroy Gardens as well as Yarra River. Discover out-of-the-way places like Eastern Beach Reserve and St Paul's Cathedral. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens and tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip site .

Beijing, China to Melbourne is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Beijing to Melbourne. Traveling from Beijing in January, things will get warmer in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Arthurs Seat.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Beaches

Side Trip

Eastern Beach Reserve
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Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Fitzroy Gardens ©
Fitzroy Gardens

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Australian War Memorial, Riddle Room, Parliament of Australia, and other attractions. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia.

Plan trip to Canberra with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Canberra can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Fun & Games
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National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Riddle Room ©
Riddle Room
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

4
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Wentworth Falls. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planning website .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Speed Boats Tours
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as WhiteWater World and State Library Of Queensland. Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Main Beach to see Sea World Theme Park about 1h 30 min away. It doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands and snap pictures at Story Bridge.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
WhiteWater World ©
WhiteWater World
State Library Of Queensland ©
State Library Of Queensland

3
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 9th (Sat): enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool and then head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns road trip website .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 28°C. On the 11th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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