17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly + Shuttle:  14​h 30​min
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Manila, Luzon

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip tool .

Manila, Philippines to Port Douglas is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manila to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Manila in April: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
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.
On the 14th (Tue), trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Annie's at the Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, and finally take a memorable tour with Tours.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in April, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
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, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

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Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In April, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Museums
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planning website .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 17°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 26:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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