17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Nassau, New Providence Island
Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Nassau, New Providence Island

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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

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Nassau, Bahamas to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 15 hours. Traveling from Nassau in October, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 24°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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: don't miss a visit to Uluru, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 18°C, while days are much hotter, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can 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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at With Sugar. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

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Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October: highs in Port Douglas hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip website .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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