12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + shuttle:  17​h 45​min
1
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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 19th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip maker website .

New Delhi, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel site .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in November: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Central and National Gallery of Victoria. Shop till you drop at Degraves Street and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with The White Room Interiors, and buy something for everyone on your list at Southgate Melbourne.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be slightly colder, around 11°C, while days are much colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Tours
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery, browse the exhibits of Karlangu Aboriginal Art Centre, and admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney online route planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 19°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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