17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Perth
— 1 day
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights

1
day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Perth road trip app.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Perth. In April, daily temperatures in Perth can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 11:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
State War Memorial ©
State War Memorial

3
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, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, make a trip to Field of Light, hike along Kuniya Walk, and take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online day trip planner.

Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 14:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get interesting insight from Tours, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and admire all the interesting features of The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of °C in Cairns. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 17:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by With Sugar, thensee the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online road trip planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stop by The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Sydney takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, expect Sydney to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

3
nights
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, walk around Fitzroy Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and make a trip to Royal Exhibition Building.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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