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 Floravilla Ice Cream Factory and Daintree Entomological museumfor plenty of shopping. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree Discovery Centre. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, head outdoors with Horses in Port, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

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

Side Trips

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, Daintree Discovery Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Daintree Entomological museum, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

1
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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.
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 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

Side Trips

Annie's at the Beach, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Annie's at the Beach ©
Annie's at the Beach

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Airlie Beach

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
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop ©
Art Whitsunday Gallery & Shop

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. ATTY Gallery and Brett Whiteley Studio will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Airlie Beach to Sydney in 6 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in November, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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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
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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

Shopping · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

St Kilda
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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