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
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​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.
On the 27th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns visit planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in April, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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 28th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then look for gifts at Coffee Works, and finally stop by With Sugar.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas day trip website .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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 30th (Tue): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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 2nd (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally explore the world behind art at ArtVo.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder .

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 May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

5
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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Chinese Garden of Friendship.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. You will leave for home on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nielsen Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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