16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Guayaquil
Fly:  32​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Guayaquil


2
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.
Get in touch with nature at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Giulians. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador to Sydney is an approximately 32-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Guayaquil to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Guayaquil in March, with highs in Sydney at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 15th (Sun), kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island itinerary planner .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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.
On the 17th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planning site .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 5.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Shop till you drop at Funstuff by Lynda and Coffee Works. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will get you outdoors. Spend the 20th (Fri) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach and stop by Whileaway.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas route planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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

3
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
We've included these beaches for you: Half Moon Bay and St. Kilda Beach. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Degraves Street. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Melbourne takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, Melbourne is little chillier than Port Douglas - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

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

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