16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
End: Amritsar

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.
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Amritsar, India to Sydney is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Amritsar to Sydney. Traveling from Amritsar in January, you will find days in Sydney are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are warmer (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
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.
Head to Melbourne Central and Federation Squarefor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will appreciate Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Outdoors
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation site .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In January, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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 30th (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour itinerary maker site .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Safaris
Scuba & Snorkeling
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

1
night
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stroll through Cape Tribulation Beach, then kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, then learn more about the world around you at Daintree Entomological museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cape Tribulation trip site .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. January in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

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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 2nd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take a memorable tour with Tours and then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

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You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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

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