17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
7
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Sydney

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, make a trip to Rundle Mall, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, then get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Adelaide Botanic Garden, meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, then get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, then take an in-depth tour of State Library of South Australia, and finally explore the world behind art at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide online trip maker .

Sydney to Adelaide is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Adelaide, with lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, and then stroll through Stokes Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 27th (Wed), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 78°F in March, and nighttime lows around 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
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 29th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by Village Gallery, then learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, Cairns is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 2:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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.
Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then admire all the interesting features of Uluru, and finally get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect little chillier with lows of 58°F in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling 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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
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 5th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, explore the galleries of Yubu Napa Art Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Talapi, and finally identify plant and animal life at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Alice Springs day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April in Alice Springs, expect temperatures between 84°F during the day and 55°F at night. On the 8th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Museums
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
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