16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

2
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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and trek along Kuniya Walk.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park planning app .

Mumbai, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in June, things will get cooler in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 22°C and lows about 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Werribee Open Range Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then get your game on at Zero Latency.

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are slightly colder, around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Australian National Maritime Museum. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip website .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In June, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in June; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 30°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 17th (Mon), stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach. On your second day here, take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness, view the masterpieces at Floravilla Ice Cream Factory, and then admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation tour itinerary maker app .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Floravilla Ice Cream Factory
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Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Take a bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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