16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Torquay
— 1 night
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Hamilton Island
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Speed Boats Tours and Flight Simulator. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and experience the excitement of Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure.

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Pittsburgh, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 15 hours. Traveling from Pittsburgh in February, things will get much hotter in Sydney: highs are around 80°F and lows about 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trip

3
nights
Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Balloon Rides and Zero Latency. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria, have some family-friendly fun at Viri VR, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Torquay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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Torquay

Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): look for gifts at Anglesea Surf Centre, view the masterpieces at Surfcoastimages Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Torquay Front Beach, then take some stellar pictures from Point Danger Lookout, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Torquay Foreshore Play Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Torquay trip maker website.

You can drive from Melbourne to Torquay in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Torquay

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Fun & Games

Side Trip

2
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art Uluru, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip website.

Getting from Torquay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Torquay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Torquay in February, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 98°F and 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

1
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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 25th (Thu): learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, you will find days in Cairns are little chillier (88°F), and nights are about the same (75°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

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Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track, then view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, then step off the mainland to explore Whitsunday Islands National Park, and finally get outside with Jetryder.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Hamilton Island takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In February, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Museums · Wildlife · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

2
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Brisbane

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Newstead House, then see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, then snap pictures at Story Bridge, and finally walk around Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, appreciate the history behind Anzac Square & Memorial Galleries, and then take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planning tool.

Fly from Hamilton Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Brisbane, with lows around 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.