16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 3 nights
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
5
Cairns
— 3 nights

3
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney planning site.

New York City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from New York City in March; daily highs in Sydney reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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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, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
On the 25th (Thu), get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, thenidentify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, thenexplore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach °F and lows reach °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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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.
On the 27th (Sat), look for gifts at With Sugar, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip builder app.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from °F by day to °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and then view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns online travel planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairns

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

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