16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  17​h 15​min
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:  6​h
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip builder app .

Mumbai, India to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Sydney is 4 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mumbai in April, with highs in Sydney at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
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Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and take a tour by water with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): hike along Kuniya Walk, then admire all the interesting features of Uluru, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planning site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
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 7th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas travel route planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, with highs in Port Douglas at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip app .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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