12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  21​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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 16th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Uluru, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: trek along Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then go for a walk through Field of Light, and finally explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in February, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are much warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
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.
On the 18th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally see the interesting displays at Federation Square. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then admire the masterpieces at The Johnston Collection.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
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 Manly Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, contemplate the long history of Museum of Sydney, and see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip tool .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island trip site .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

1
day
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 24th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas attractions planning site .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip maker .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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