16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  26​h
1
Adelaide
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Birmingham

1
day
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 9th (Sun), indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Birmingham, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Birmingham to Adelaide. Traveling from Birmingham in February, expect Adelaide to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

3
nights
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, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, make a trip to Signed and Numbered, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Adelaide in February, expect little chillier with lows of 16°C in Melbourne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, stroll through Manly Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in February since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then admire all the interesting features of Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get great views at Uluru.

For photos and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sydney in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
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 18th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: highs in Port Douglas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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 20th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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