18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

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Mumbai, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mumbai in May: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Spend the 10th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns travel planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 14th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Spend the 13th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for gifts at With Sugar, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

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Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

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

2
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: stroll through Bondi Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
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, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

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You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Melbourne reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden, and then pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Perth sightseeing planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Perth by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: highs in Perth hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature
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Swan River ©
Swan River
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Kings Park War Memorial ©
Kings Park War Memorial

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