17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Darwin
— 2 nights
plane:  29​h
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Milan

2
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

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Milan, Italy to Darwin is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 8 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Milan in September: high temperatures in Darwin hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Four Mile Beach for some beach relaxation. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Venture out of the city with trips to Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove).

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns itinerary planner.

You can drive from Darwin to Cairns in 29 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Darwin in September: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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 9th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary app .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Cairns in September since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley), Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park) and Wentworth Falls (in Katoomba). There's lots more to do: stroll through Coogee Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Taronga Zoo, Wentworth Falls, Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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