16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
3
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 15 min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  8 h
6
Perth
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
7
Yallingup
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: New Delhi

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.
Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and St. Patrick's Cathedral for their historical value. Do your shopping at Readings Book Shop and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, stop by The Junk Company, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planning website.

New Delhi, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5- hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines ©
Lightning Ridge Opal Mines
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Giulians. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, look for gifts at Opal Minded, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney travel route site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in March, with lows around 22°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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 12th (Sat), admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden and then stop by Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Adelaide driving holiday tool.

You can fly from Sydney to Adelaide in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Adelaide when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 18°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Shopping
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Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner ©
Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner

2
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Cairns Central Shopping Centre and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairns vacation maker website.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in March; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

1
night
Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip builder site.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 15th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): look for gifts at London Court, then stroll through Cottesloe Beach, and then contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary planning tool.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Perth in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Perth. Traveling from Port Douglas in March, Perth is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yallingup.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach
Highlights from your plan
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
London Court ©
London Court

1
night
Yallingup

Yallingup ©
Situated right at the southwestern tip of Australia, the town of Yallingup lies on the shore of the Indian Ocean.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Ngilgi Cave, then kick back and relax at Yallingup Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Bunker Bay.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Yallingup vacation planner.

Getting from Perth to Yallingup by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Yallingup

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, Bunker Bay
Highlights from your plan
Bunker Bay ©
Bunker Bay
Yallingup Beach ©
Yallingup Beach
Ngilgi Cave ©
Ngilgi Cave

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