16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Fly to Perth, Train to Armadale Stn Platform 2, Bus to Albany
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Albany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Margaret River
— 3 nights
Bus to Perth, Fly to Bengaluru

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Darwin

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get a sense of the local culture at Darwin Aviation Museum and Defence of Darwin Experience. Get in touch with nature at Crocosaurus Cove and Berry Springs Nature Park. Step out of Darwin to go to Berry Springs and see Territory Wildlife Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Darwin trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Darwin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Darwin is 4 hours. In April, daytime highs in Darwin are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

2
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Cairns

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.
On the 9th (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Palm Cove Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Darwin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

2
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Sydney

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.
On the 11th (Sun), wander the streets of Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of The Rocks. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Qantas Heritage Collection, then see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker website.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in April, with highs in Sydney at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mala Walk and Lungkata Walk. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, explore and take pictures at Uluru, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

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Albany

Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, then kick back and relax at Middleton Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Emu Point.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Albany route planning site.

You can do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany in 17.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April; daily highs in Albany reach 25°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
On the 18th (Sun), cruise along Caves Road and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, delve into the distant past at Hamelin Bay Jetty, enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, then Head underground at Jewel Cave, and finally kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Margaret River road trip site.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.