17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

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 30th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns attractions planner.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In March, Cairns is much hotter than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
Spend the 1st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, get outside with Horses in Port, and stop by Coffee Works.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip maker site .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
On the 4th (Thu), trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Port Douglas in April, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Melbourne using our trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour planner.

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 April, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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