16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chennai

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, do a tasting at Talijancich Wines, and then identify plant and animal life at Bells Rapids Park.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Perth online trip planner .

Chennai, India to Perth is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Chennai, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trips

Talijancich Wines, Fremantle Prison, Bells Rapids Park
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Bells Rapids Park ©
Bells Rapids Park

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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 museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder tool .

Getting from Perth to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. Traveling from Perth in October, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

5
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing planner.

Fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sydney in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

3
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 15th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Cairns are little chillier (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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