16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  15​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Jaipur

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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

Jaipur, India to Sydney is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Jaipur to Sydney. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Jaipur in August, with highs in Sydney at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
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, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Museums Parks
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Food Tours
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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: make a trip to Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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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 11th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by With Sugar. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with The Bump Track, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 31°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
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 13th (Tue): trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

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

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will leave for home on the 15th (Thu).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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