16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  18​h
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
New Delhi

3
days
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Litchfield National Park and Crocosaurus Cove. Family-friendly places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Big Buoy Water Park will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: cool off at Wave Lagoon.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Darwin trip itinerary maker app .

New Delhi, India to Darwin is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Darwin. Traveling from New Delhi in June, things will get little chillier in Darwin: highs are around 36°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
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Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
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Big Buoy Water Park

2
days
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): stop by The Sandalwood Gallery Broome and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Broome trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Broome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Darwin to Broome. Traveling from Darwin in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Broome, with lows around 19°C. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Sydney.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
The Sandalwood Gallery Broome ©
The Sandalwood Gallery Broome

3
days
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Chinese Garden of Friendship. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker app .

You can fly from Broome to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Broome to Sydney due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Broome in June, plan for colder days and a bit cooler nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

1
day
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stroll through Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast attractions planning website .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

1
day
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in June: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

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Mossman Gorge
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
days
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Palm Cove Beach and Muddy's Playground. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trinity Beach and Botanical Gardens. Spend the 25th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel route builder .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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