16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  32​h
1
Airlie Beach
— 5 nights
ferry:  1​h 15​min
2
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
3
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Newark

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Airlie Beach: Whitsunday Island (Hill Inlet & Whitehaven Beach) and Bowen (The Big Mango & Horseshoe Bay). Spend the 9th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, look for gifts at Into The Blue Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach online sightseeing planner .

Newark, USA to Airlie Beach is an approximately 32-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Airlie Beach, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Newark in January; daily highs in Airlie Beach reach 85°F and lows reach 76°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure

Side Trips

Whitsunday Island, Bowen
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island
To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island by ferry takes about 1.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Whitsunday Island are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. You will leave for Hamilton Island on the 15th (Tue).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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1
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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach, and then head outdoors with Jetryder.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Hamilton Island route planning website .

Explore your travel options from Whitsunday Island to Hamilton Island with the Route module. January in Hamilton Island sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 76°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Muddy's Playground, and then enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

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

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

3
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 19th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In January, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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