16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Hyderabad

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.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Collins St/Swanston St. Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, stop by SpellBox, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, and take a stroll through Degraves Street.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne vacation website .

Hyderabad, India to Melbourne is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hyderabad in November, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 26°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 15th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John the Baptist Church, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Canberra online trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Canberra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Historic Sites
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
St John the Baptist Church ©
St John the Baptist Church

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, stroll through Kuniya Walk, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Canberra in November, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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
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 19th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns holiday planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, you will find days in Cairns are slightly colder (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

5
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, and don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in November, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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