16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights

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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.
Head to Daintree Entomological museum and Sunday Market Port Douglasfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge Centre. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Floravilla Ice Cream Factory (in Daintree) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app.

New Delhi, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Port Douglas. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New Delhi in November since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Safari
Safaris
4.9
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Natural History Museum
Daintree Entomological museum
3.9

1
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Cairns

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): stop by Annie's at the Beach, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip tool.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Annie's at the Beach
3.6

1
night
Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 11th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon, then stop by Beach Book Boutique, then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and finally browse the exhibits of Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Airlie Beach journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive; or take a bus. November in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

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Sydney

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. ATTY Gallery and Art Gallery of New South Wales will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in November, expect Sydney to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trip

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Must see
The Rocks
4.6
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Beach
Bondi Beach
4.2
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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then tee off at Lord Howe Island Golf Club, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island is 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Trails
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Must see
Lagoon Beach
4.9
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Must see
Ned's Beach
5.0

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Melbourne

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.
On the 18th (Wed), get into the urban bustle at Federation Square, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, then kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at St Kilda Pier.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online road trip planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne in 6 hours. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Melbourne Museum
4.5
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Historic Site
Old Melbourne Gaol
4.5

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