16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Palm Cove
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Chandigarh

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 4th (Tue), stroll through Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Degraves Street.

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Chandigarh, India to Melbourne is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chandigarh to Melbourne, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Melbourne are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Justice & Police Museum, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney journey planning app .

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 June; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

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

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 9th (Sun), learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island travel site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

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night
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Village Gallery, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Palm Cove travel route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Palm Cove takes 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Walkatjara Art and Uluru. Step out of the city life by going to Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Kuniya Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Palm Cove to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Palm Cove in June, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

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
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Maguk Gorge and Ubirr. Get a sense of the local culture at Warradjan Cultural Centre and Yellow Water. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, and don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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