16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Srinagar
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 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:  23​h
End: Srinagar

2
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, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online attractions planner .

Srinagar, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Srinagar to Sydney. Traveling from Srinagar in September, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough 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
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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.
Spend the 24th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 25th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by With Sugar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas driving holiday website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Port Douglas, with lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car 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
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.
Spend the 27th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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

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