17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
4
Kakadu National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Pune

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). There's still lots to do: get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary website .

Pune, India to Cairns is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 4 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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 14th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then get outside with Walpa Gorge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in July: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

5
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.
Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Bondi Beach will get you outdoors. Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. And it doesn't end there: see the grandeur of opera at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney driving holiday planning site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

4
nights
Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Get outdoors at Maguk Gorge and Jim Jim Falls. Spend the 23rd (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Gunlom Waterfall Creek, identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, and see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kakadu National Park day trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Kakadu National Park takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife
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Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

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