16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Dublin
Fly:  25 h
1
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
2
Robe
— Few hours
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Mount Gambier
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
4
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Cairns
— Few hours
Bus:  1 h 15 min
8
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  29 h
End: Dublin

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Ayers House Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Adelaide Gaol, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St Peter's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): learn about winemaking at Primo Estate and then kick back and relax at Maslin Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Adelaide trip planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Adelaide is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry, train, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9.5 hours traveling from Dublin to Adelaide. While traveling from Dublin, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Adelaide, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Robe.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Primo Estate, Maslin Beach
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Primo Estate ©
Primo Estate
Maslin Beach ©
Maslin Beach
Adelaide Gaol ©
Adelaide Gaol

few
hours
Robe

Robe
Robe is a town and fishing port located in the Limestone Coast of South Australia. On the 10th (Tue), kick back and relax at Robe Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Robe travel route tool.

Getting from Adelaide to Robe by car takes about 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Mount Gambier.

Things to do in Robe

Beaches Outdoors Parks

1
night
Mount Gambier

Mount Gambier ©
The most popular sites in Mount Bambier are the caves, where you can go cave diving.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the activities along The Blue Lake.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mount Gambier online trip maker.

You can drive from Robe to Mount Gambier in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Mount Gambier

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
The Blue Lake ©
The Blue Lake
The Railway Lands ©
The Railway Lands

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Apollo Bay day trip planner.

You can drive from Mount Gambier to Apollo Bay in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Mount Gambier to Apollo Bay due to the time zone difference. On the 12th (Thu), you're off to Melbourne.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Outdoors Nature

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from the city and head to Brighton Beach and Lake Wendouree. Get a sense of the local culture at Degraves Street and Ballarat Tramway Museum. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Ballarat Wildlife Park in Ballarat, approximately Ballarat away. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Patrick's Cathedral, hunt for treasures at South Melbourne Market, look for all kinds of wild species at St Kilda Pier, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Apollo Bay to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Ballarat, St Kilda Pier, Brighton Beach
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Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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 15th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

few
hours
Cairns

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.
For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns attractions planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. You will leave for Port Douglas on the 16th (Mon).

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Opal Reef. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Daintree Entomological museum and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Cape Tribulation (Dubuji Boardwalk, Cape Tribulation Beach, &more). The adventure continues: take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Port Douglas trip simple and quick.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Safaris
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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