16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  10​h 30​min
2
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 11th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, then look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, then identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and finally contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre and then make a trip to Ubirr.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
night
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 13th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planning tool .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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 15th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for little chillier days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are colder with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
On the 20th (Tue), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit cooler (16°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

Similar Plans

18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia SEE PLAN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in Sydney BY A USER FROM FINLAND May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 52 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 19 days in Sydney, Daintree & Cairns BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA November, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Find a travel specialist
TRAVEL AGENT