16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: London

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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 15th (Wed), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth online holiday planner .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from London to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in August, with highs in Perth at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
Kings Park War Memorial ©
Kings Park War Memorial

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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.
Spend the 16th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 18th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Perth to Port Douglas takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Port Douglas is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Perth in August, with highs in Port Douglas at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
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.
On the 19th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Adventure, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

2
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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 21st (Tue): get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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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, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 22°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 25 — 28:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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