16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  21​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get in touch with nature at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and make a trip to Field of Light.

For more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning app .

New Delhi, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. In January, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is warmer than New Delhi - with highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

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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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. Let the collections at National Gallery of Victoria and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia capture your imagination. There's much more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc., get a new perspective on things with Melbourne Boat Hire, and explore the galleries of The Johnston Collection.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Canberra.

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

1
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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 6th (Wed), examine the collection at National Bonsai & Penjing Collection, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, then view the masterpieces at Scott Leggo Gallery, and finally get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Canberra vacation planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In February in Canberra, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Shopping
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Bonsai & Penjing Collection ©

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Art Gallery of New South Wales and ATTY Gallery. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney journey planner.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Canberra in February, with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 11th (Mon), get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

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

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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 13th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. In February in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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