16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Sydney — 3 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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder.

Amritsar, India to Sydney is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In September, Sydney is much colder than Amritsar - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can fly to Melbourne.
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Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see where to stay and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Port Douglas.
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Find places to stay Sep 21 — 24:

Port Douglas — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 22°C in Port Douglas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.
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Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

Cairns — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 27th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip maker site.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Sep 26 — 30:

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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