16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). It doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Cairns, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in October, you will find days in Cairns are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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 18th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

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
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Kids will appreciate attractions like Safaris and Four Mile Beach. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas attractions planner .

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 October, plan for slightly colder days in Port Douglas, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

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

5
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.
Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Newport Beach. Visit Manly Beach and Coogee Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Freshwater Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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