17 days in Australia & Beijing Itinerary

17 days in Australia & Beijing Itinerary

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Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 2 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 1 night
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Port Douglas, Australia
— 2 nights
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Beijing, China
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Sydney, Australia

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney itinerary planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in March, things will get much warmer in Sydney: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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Melbourne, Australia

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 museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Fitzroy Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally make a trip to Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in March; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

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Cairns, Australia

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 25th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 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. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Cairns, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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Port Douglas, Australia

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 26th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip site.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

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Beijing, China

As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
Beijing is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Mutianyu Great Wall, get engrossed in the history at Lama Temple (Yonghegong), get to know the fascinating history of Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), and admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Heaven.

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Getting from Port Douglas to Beijing by flight takes about 17.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Beijing is minus 2 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in March; daily highs in Beijing reach 17°C and lows reach 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Beijing

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Australia travel guide

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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.