17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 4 nights
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
3
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
4
Cairns
— 1 night
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights

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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Sydney Opera House make great kid-friendly stops. You'll get in some beach time at Manly Beach and Clovelly Beach. There's lots more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online travel planner.

Bengaluru, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Sydney, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bengaluru in April, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Sydney: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Gold Coast are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

2
nights
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Fraser Island Great Walk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Gold Coast to Fraser Island takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Central Station Rainforest ©
Central Station Rainforest

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, thenhike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then explore the galleries of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Trinity Beach, thenkick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, thenrelax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally admire the striking features of Freshwater Station.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online vacation builder.

Getting from Fraser Island to Cairns by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Spas

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout. On your second day here, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, thenhead outdoors with Horses in Port, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Port Douglas fast, fun, and easy.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Port Douglas are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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.
On the 13th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the next day, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, thenexplore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

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

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Port Douglas in May: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around °C and lows are around °C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Fri) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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