13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney road trip site .

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from New Delhi in December, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 25th (Wed), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and make a trip to Uluru.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 42°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

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
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally stop by With Sugar.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, plan for little chillier days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns planner .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 1st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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