17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Newark
Fly:  27​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  26​h
Newark

3
days
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, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Newark, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 15 hours. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Newark in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 56°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
days
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kata Tjuta and Helicopter Tours. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, get a new perspective on nature at Wintjiri Arts + Museum, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 69°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Helicopter Tours
Uluru ©
Uluru

4
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Botanical Gardens and Mossman Gorge. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove), Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). Spend the 23rd (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns visit planning app .

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 July, you will find days in Cairns are somewhat warmer (79°F), and nights are much hotter (64°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Palm Cove Beach, Rex Lookout, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sydney journey maker site .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in July; daily highs in Sydney reach 65°F and lows reach 47°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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