17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour itinerary planner
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Perth
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Perth — 1 night

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Perth road trip app.

Singapore, Singapore to Perth is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore in October, expect nights in Perth to be colder, around 12°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.
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Parks · Historic Sites
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Melbourne — 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

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 sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Wardlow, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. When traveling from Perth in October, plan for slightly colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
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Sydney — 4 nights

The Harbour City

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, wander the streets of The Rocks, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk.

Start your trip to Sydney by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in November, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Find places to stay Nov 2 — 6:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planning tool.

Fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Cairns.
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Cairns — 2 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 10th (Thu): see the world from above with a helicopter tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally hike along Esplanade Boardwalk. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, you will find days in Cairns are little chillier (36°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:

Port Douglas — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 12th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas journey planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 14:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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