13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​min
6
Bondi
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
8
Melbourne
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
9
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
day
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 4th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns holiday builder website .

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Cairns is 4 hours. When traveling from Mumbai in April, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): kick back and relax at Myall Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Tribulation Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip planner .

Take a bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Cape Tribulation Beach ©
Cape Tribulation Beach

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 6th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas vacation planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
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 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip builder website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island takes 7.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Manly Beach and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bondi.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Bondi

Bondi ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, then contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, and then kick back and relax at Bronte Beach.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bondi trip maker tool .

Bondi is just a short distance from Sydney. In April, daily temperatures in Bondi can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Bondi

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Vaucluse House, Bronte Beach, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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night
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. On the 11th (Thu), take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and then hike along Overcliff-Undercliff Track.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Blue Mountains National Park day trip app .

Traveling by car from Bondi to Blue Mountains National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Blue Mountains National Park when traveling from Bondi in April, with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

1
day
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 12th (Fri), tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blue Mountains National Park to Melbourne. Traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in April, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Exhibition Building ©
Royal Exhibition Building

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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

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