13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chennai

1
day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 2nd (Tue), contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For more things to do and more tourist information, read Perth vacation website .

Chennai, India to Perth is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 2 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in July, with highs in Perth at 21°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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 3rd (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, then trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: trek along Kuniya Walk, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 4°C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) 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
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Sydney, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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 10th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Sydney to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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 12th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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