16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia attractions planner
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
Bus
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Noosa
— 2 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Ferry to Hamilton Island, Fly to Cairns
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly to Melbourne International Airport, Drive to Sunshine
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Sunshine
— 1 night
Drive
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Sydney — 2 nights

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.
On the 19th (Sat), catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and finally take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour planner.

Toronto, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 15 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in March, with highs in Sydney at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Brisbane.
Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Beaches
Side Trip

Brisbane — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Noosa.
Parks

Noosa — 2 nights

Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to HMAS Brisbane, then kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park.

Plan a Noosa trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Take a bus from Brisbane to Noosa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.
Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
Side Trip

Airlie Beach — 2 nights

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, then stop by Beach Book Boutique, and then get some thrills out on the water with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Noosa to Airlie Beach takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Adventure

Cairns — 2 nights

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.
On the 27th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder.

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Airlie Beach to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Sunshine.
Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games
Side Trip

Sunshine — 1 night

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sunshine planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cairns to Sunshine. Traveling from Cairns in March, expect Sunshine to be little chillier, temps between 28°C and 16°C. On the 30th (Wed), you're off to Melbourne.
Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping · Nightlife

Melbourne — 2 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for sightseeing, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne route planning tool.

You can drive from Sunshine to Melbourne in an hour. March in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
Parks · Museums · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.