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:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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hours
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 4th (Fri), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Perth day trip tool .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from London in October, you will find days in Perth are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
State War Memorial ©
State War Memorial

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 and take pictures at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planner.

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in October; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 38°C and lows reach 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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

2
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, expect nights in Melbourne to be little chillier, around 9°C, while days are much colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney attractions site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

Discover how to plan a Cairns trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In October in Cairns, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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