16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Darwin
— 1 night
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
5
Hobart
— 1 night
6
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
7
Albany
— 1 night
8
Margaret River
— 4 nights

1
night
Darwin

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 28th (Thu): learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Darwin attractions planner.

New Delhi, India to Darwin is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Darwin, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New Delhi in May, with highs in Darwin at °C and lows at °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Speed Boats Tours

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Ubirr, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planning site.

You can drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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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 31st (Sun), stroll through Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, thenexplore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a walk through Field of Light, thenexplore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, thentake in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Field of Light ©
Field of Light

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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.
On the 2nd (Tue), walk around Nielsen Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, thentake in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Darling Harbour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and finally admire all the interesting features of Chinese Garden of Friendship.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Sydney online driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Sydney. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jun 1 — 3:
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk ©
Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk

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Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Constitution Dock, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, thensee the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hobart takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Jun 3 — 4:
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Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Constitution Dock ©
Constitution Dock

2
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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain, and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Kangaroo Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. The time zone difference when traveling from Hobart to Kangaroo Island is minus 0.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Tours
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 6:
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Off-Road Tours
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

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Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): examine the collection at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, thensee the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, and finally appreciate the history behind Desert Mounted Corps Memorial.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Albany online journey planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 10.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1.5 hours. June in Albany sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Nature
Find places to stay Jun 6 — 7:
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National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ©
Desert Mounted Corps Memorial

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nights
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Take a break from the city and head to Ngilgi Cave and Sugarloaf Rock. Step off the beaten path and head to Kayaking & Canoeing and Hamelin Bay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse), Canal Rocks (in Yallingup) and Meelup Beach (in Dunsborough). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along Caves Road, Head underground at Mammoth Cave, and identify plant and animal life at Sunflowers Animal Farm.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Margaret River route tool.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Yallingup, Meelup Beach, Sugarloaf Rock
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 11:
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Sugarloaf Rock ©
Sugarloaf Rock

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