17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Saint Louis
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Saint Louis

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Southbank as well as Queen Victoria Market. Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Catani Gardens.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary maker tool .

Saint Louis, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 16 hours traveling from Saint Louis to Melbourne. In March, Melbourne is much hotter than Saint Louis - with highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St Kilda
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum

4
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Kuranda Koala Gardens, Kuranda Scenic Railway, and other attractions. Spend the 7th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in March, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 87°F and lows about 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Sunlover Reef Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome ©
Cairns ZOOM and Wildlife Dome
Sunlover Reef Cruises ©
Sunlover Reef Cruises

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk and then go for a walk through Field of Light.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Field of Light ©
Field of Light

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.
You've now added Anzac Memorial to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and Museum of Sydney. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney tour app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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