19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​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
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 15th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from New Delhi in March since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will thrill your kids. Spend the 18th (Mon) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take in the exciting artwork at Des Spencer Galleries, and stop by With Sugar.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough 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
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Safaris

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, make a trip to Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route website .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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.
Family-friendly places like Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Museum will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, snap pictures at Sandridge Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

Discover how to plan a Sydney trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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