17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
5
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney sightseeing planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in December, expect nights in Sydney to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are much hotter, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
On the 11th (Tue), trek along Uluru Hiking Path and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

Make your Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 42°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 14th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

few
hours
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 16th (Sun), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Perth tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Perth by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Perth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairns in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Perth, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 16 — 17:
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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