16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  16​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chennai

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip site .

Chennai, India to Sydney is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chennai to Sydney is 4 hours. In March, Sydney is a bit cooler than Chennai - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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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.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and The White Room Interiors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Degraves Street and Collins St/Swanston St. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, browse the different shops at Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre, and look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
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Melbourne Central
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Shrine of Remembrance
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Melbourne Museum

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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.
On the 12th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 41°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Des Spencer Galleries and Studio 49 Artisan Gallery. For shopping fun, head to Ngarru Gallery or Coffee Works Port Douglas. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Thornton Beach and see Thornton Beach, which is approximately 54 minutes away. Spend the 14th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 16th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Thornton Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art. Head to Underart Gallery and Tanks Arts Centrefor some retail therapy. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. Spend the 17th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns visit website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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