17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 2 nights
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2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Canberra
— 1 night
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Faulconbridge
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Cairns — 2 nights

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 2nd (Wed): learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip site.

Amritsar, India to Cairns is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to Cairns due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Amritsar, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.
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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.
Head to Daintree Entomological museum and Sunday Market Port Douglasfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 4th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and tour the pleasant surroundings at Four Mile Beach.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas road trip planning app.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 2 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.
On the 7th (Mon), surround yourself with nature on Uluru Astro Tour, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then stroll through Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning website.

Fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Port Douglas in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 41°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 3 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Wine Tours & Tastings and Old Melbourne Gaol. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Canberra.
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Canberra — 1 night

A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Scott Leggo Gallery, then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Canberra trip builder.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Canberra are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Faulconbridge.
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Faulconbridge — 1 night

On the 13th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, then see the interesting displays at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, and then stop by Rick Rutherford's Country.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Faulconbridge trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Canberra to Faulconbridge by car takes about 3.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Canberra in November: high temperatures in Faulconbridge hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 nights

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.
Head to ATTY Gallery and Sydney Fish Marketfor some retail therapy. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday planner.

Getting from Faulconbridge to Sydney by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Faulconbridge, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. On the 17th (Thu), you're off to home.
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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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