17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth road trip app .

Singapore, Singapore to Perth is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Singapore in March, things will get slightly colder in Perth: highs are around 34°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

2
nights
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, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get a new perspective on things with Melbourne Boat Hire, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Perth in March: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney holiday website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in March since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in March: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time 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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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 27th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

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Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Spend the 29th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 30th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. March in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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