17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  18​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
5
Katoomba
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Vancouver

3
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 striking features of Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday planner .

Vancouver, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Vancouver to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
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, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online travel planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
Spend the 6th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 8th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Melbourne to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Port Douglas at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in June, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit cooler (22°C), and nights are much colder (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Change things up with these side-trips from Katoomba: Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden (in Mount Tomah). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, make a trip to Day FIne Art, get great views at Govetts Leap, and trek along The Giant Stairway.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba holiday builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Katoomba takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daytime highs in Katoomba are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Katoomba

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Blackheath, Leura, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Find places to stay Jun 11 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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