16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Uluru, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning website .

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. Traveling from Mumbai to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mumbai in December, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 42°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Nature Parks Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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, nightlife, parks, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, take a memorable tour with Tours, and explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne online attractions planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 30°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney day trip app .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
On the 27th (Fri), enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 28:
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stop by With Sugar. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

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

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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