16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
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:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Sydney is 4 hours. In September, Sydney is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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

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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, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder site .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Sydney in September: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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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, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 33°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by With Sugar. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, Port Douglas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary planning tool .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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