16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  19​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

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 29th (Sat): get your game on at Cairns Kart Hire Track. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns journey website .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Cairns is an approximately 19-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Argentine Time (ART) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 13 hours. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online route planner .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 2:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Relax by the water at Sandridge Beach and Half Moon Bay. Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island online day trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

4
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Jan 8 — 12:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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