16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Gold Coast

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and experience the excitement of Infinity Attraction.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

Melbourne to Gold Coast is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Gold Coast, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

5
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Brisbane: Australia Zoo (in Beerwah) and Maleny (Maleny Cheese, Maleny Botanic Gardens & Bird World, &more). There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, browse for treasures at Relove Oxley, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Brisbane online journey planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

5
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach), Port Douglas (Safaris & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). Spend the 20th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 24th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and explore and take pictures at Wrights Lookout.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.