17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
8
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 30​min
9
Gold Coast
— 1 day
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
10
Port Douglas
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
11
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Chennai

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day
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planner.

Chennai, India to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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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 8th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. On your second day here, get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then take some stellar pictures from Uluru.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. November in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Parks Wildlife
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 11th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Flinders Chase National Park.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip website .

Fly from Alice Springs to Kangaroo Island in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then get your game on at Zero Latency.

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Fly from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. In November, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

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

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 November since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then get to know the fascinating history of The National Pass, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Grand Canyon track.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Blue Mountains National Park trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Outdoors Trails Parks

Side Trip

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 17th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Champagne Pools and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Indian Head.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Fraser Island journey site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Blue Mountains National Park to Fraser Island. Traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Fraser Island. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Indian Head ©
Indian Head
Champagne Pools ©
Champagne Pools

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Gold Coast takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and train; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In November in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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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.
On the 20th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas tour website .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in November: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 21st (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 22nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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