16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
5
Broome
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
6
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Cairns

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 8th (Sat), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip maker app .

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Cairns, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in June, you will find days in Cairns are cooler (30°C), and nights are little chillier (22°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
On the 10th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Port Douglas in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then admire all the interesting features of Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 7°C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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night
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, then make a trip to Gantheaume Point, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cable Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Diocese of Broome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): head outdoors with Staircase To The Moon, then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and then see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Broome online road trip planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Broome by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Broome is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, with highs in Broome at 35°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

3
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lake Cave and Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Get a sense of the local culture at Redgate Wines and McLeod Creek Wines. Take a break from Margaret River with a short trip to Jewel Cave in Augusta, about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, do a tasting at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and enjoy the sand and surf at Conto Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Margaret River online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Cowaramup, Boranup, McLeod Creek Wines, Redgate Wines
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

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