16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  14​h
1
Perth
— Few hours
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h
3
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
6
Leura
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Dubai

few
hours
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 2nd (Tue), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Perth is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Perth, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in October, things will get much colder in Perth: highs are around 28°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 2 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Do some cultural sightseeing at Maguk Gorge and Anbangbang Billabong. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Jabiru travel route builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Jabiru due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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.
On the 6th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns tour planner .

Getting from Jabiru to Cairns by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are slightly colder (18°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and then make a trip to Royal Exhibition Building.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online journey maker .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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hours
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, then appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, and finally make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Leura trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Leura in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Leura, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wentworth Falls, Gallery Blackheath, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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.
The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk and Olympia Milk Bar. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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Getting from Leura to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Leura in October, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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