16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Milan

2
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Darwin trip itinerary planning site .

Milan, Italy to Darwin is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Darwin is 8 hours. Traveling from Milan in September, expect Darwin to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Darwin in September: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 33°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

4
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 to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Katoomba to see Wentworth Falls about 1h 35 min away. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, kick back and relax at Clovelly, admire the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Taronga Zoo, Wentworth Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Mowbray National Park. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). There's more to do: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in September, with highs in Cairns at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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