23 days in Australia Itinerary

23 days in Australia Itinerary

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23 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vijayawada
Fly:  24​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Vijayawada

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Next up on the itinerary: do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns driving holiday planning tool .

Vijayawada, India to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Vijayawada to Cairns. Expect colder weather when traveling from Vijayawada in May: highs in Cairns hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Coffee Works. There's still lots to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, stroll through Four Mile Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas day trip tool .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In May in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 24°C at night. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

3
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 (Sun): trek along Kuniya Walk, make a trip to Uluru, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. In May, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit cooler than Port Douglas - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Degraves Streetfor some retail therapy. You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, stop by The Australian Natural Soap, see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne day trip website .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Shopping, #Museums, #Parks
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial and then pick up some local products at Fyshwick Fresh Food Market.

Discover how to plan a Canberra trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in May, Canberra is a bit cooler at night with lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Shopping
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Fyshwick Fresh Food Market ©
Fyshwick Fresh Food Market

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcadefor plenty of shopping. Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Clovelly, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip builder app .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in May, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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