16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  30​h
End: Jeddah

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.
Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and The Johnston Collection. There's more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc..

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip app .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Melbourne is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 7 hours. In February, Melbourne is slightly colder than Jeddah - with highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery

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.
For shopping fun, head to Brett Whiteley Studio or The Rocks Markets. Visiting Bondi Beach and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, get engrossed in the history at Justice & Police Museum, and stroll through Clovelly.

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You can drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Canberra in February since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island vacation maker .

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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 25th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, view the masterpieces at Village Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns travel route builder website .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
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.
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To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online tour planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. February in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

1
night
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.
On the 1st (Fri), browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge. On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in March, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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