16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  4​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
End: Brisbane

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online day trip planner .

Brisbane to Cairns is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in November, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Tours
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 2nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, get great views at Anzac Hill, then see the interesting displays at Hartley Street School Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs attractions website .

Fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Cairns in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Alice Springs, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 3:
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park, then learn about winemaking at God's Hill Wines, and then admire the natural beauty at The Cedars. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill, play a few rounds at Kooyonga Golf Club, and then contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval.

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You can fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in December, things will get little chillier in Adelaide: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Golf

Side Trips

The Cedars, God's Hill Wines, Kaiserstuhl Conservation Park
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
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The Cedars ©
The Cedars
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill

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.
Popular historic sites such as Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

4
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Coogee Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 12:
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Elizabeth Bay House ©
Elizabeth Bay House
St Phillip's Anglican church ©
St Phillip's Anglican church

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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 13th (Thu): get your game on at South Bank Parklands and then take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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