16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly + bus:  21​h 30​min
1
Margaret River
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  9​h 30​min
5
Coles Bay
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Colombo

3
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Bring the kids along to Hamelin Bay and Meelup Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Mammoth Cave and Jewel Cave. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowaramup Bay, do a tasting at McLeod Creek Wines, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Margaret River vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Margaret River is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Cowaramup Bay, Meelup Beach, McLeod Creek Wines, Jewel Cave
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

1
night
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 (Fri), hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then explore and take pictures at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. April in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

3
nights
Cairns

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 in touch with nature at Trinity Beach and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Family-friendly places like Palm Cove Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary will thrill your kids. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Agincourt Reef in Port Douglas--about 1h 20 min away. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, Cairns is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Kirra Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Gold Coast trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in April; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Coles Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

2
nights
Coles Bay

Overlooking one of Tasmania's most scenic strips of coastline and serving as the gateway to Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay is home to just 500 permanent residents.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Coles Bay Jetty. Take a break from the city and head to East Coast Natureworld and Friendly Beaches. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Freycinet Marine Farm, trek along Wineglass Bay Lookout, stroll through Honeymoon Bay, and do a tasting at Gala Estate Vineyard.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coles Bay route planning app .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Gold Coast to Coles Bay in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, bus, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coles Bay

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Freycinet, Bicheno, Gala Estate Vineyard
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Coast Natureworld ©
East Coast Natureworld
Honeymoon Bay ©
Honeymoon Bay

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