17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  14​h
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get in touch with nature at Sydney Harbour National Park and Clovelly. Spend the 7th (Tue) exploring nature at Bradleys Head Trail. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney visit planning site .

Hyderabad, India to Sydney is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 4 hours. In May, Sydney is cooler than Hyderabad - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Visiting Uluru and Kata Tjuta will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and go for a walk through Field of Light.

To see reviews and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to 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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Thornton Beach. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Safaris. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Tranquility Falls (in Daintree) and Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation). There's more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas sightseeing planning tool .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Tranquility Falls
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Kayaking & Canoeing in Palm Cove--about 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Yorkeys Knob Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and explore and take pictures at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Cairns are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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