16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Train + Fly:  29 h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Yarra Glen
— Few hours
+3
Bus + Train + Bus + Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
4
Palm Cove
— 3 nights
Bus:  30 min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  28 h
End: London

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at National Gallery of Victoria and Royal Exhibition Building. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Brighton Beach and The Mill Markets. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Lake Daylesford in Daylesford, approximately Daylesford away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool.

London, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 24- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In July, Melbourne is slightly colder than London - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Yarra Glen.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Daylesford, Brighton Beach
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Lake Daylesford ©
Lake Daylesford
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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hours
Yarra Glen

Yarra Glen ©
Yarra Glen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district. On the 8th (Sat), explore the world behind art at TarraWarra Museum of Art and then look for gifts at Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Yarra Glen road trip planner.

You can drive from Melbourne to Yarra Glen in an hour. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Yarra Glen are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Yarra Glen

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

TarraWarra Museum of Art
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Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery ©
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
TarraWarra Museum of Art ©
TarraWarra Museum of Art

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 9th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Yarra Glen to Whitsunday Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. In July, Whitsunday Island is a bit warmer than Yarra Glen - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. On the 10th (Mon), you're off to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

3
nights
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Get some cultural insight at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and Peter Jarver Gallery. Get in touch with nature at Palm Cove Beach and Venture Deeper. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and look for gifts at Kuranda Candy Kitchen.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, go to the Palm Cove trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Palm Cove in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in July, Palm Cove is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can catch the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman, Kuranda, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Trail Bike Adventures and St Monica's Cathedral. Do some cultural sightseeing at The Crystal Caves and Samurai Gallery Australia. Step out of Cairns to go to Mareeba and see Jaques Coffee Plantation, which is approximately 1 hour away. Spend the 15th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market, explore the world behind art at Cairns Art Gallery, and get a new perspective on things with Reef Magic Cruises.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planning app.

Cairns is just a short distance from Palm Cove. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Jaques Coffee Plantation, The Crystal Caves
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Crystal Caves ©
The Crystal Caves
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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