17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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Melbourne

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.
Dedicate the 2nd (Wed) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stroll around Fitzroy Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey planner.

Bhubaneswar, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 4.5 hours. In December, Melbourne is slightly colder than Bhubaneswar - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums
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Specialty Museum
Melbourne Museum
4.5

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Sydney

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and stroll through Manly Beach.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8

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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, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 42°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
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World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
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Water Body
Mutitjulu Waterhole
4.5
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Geologic Formation
Walpa Gorge
4.4

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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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planning site.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, plan for little chillier days in Port Douglas, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8
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Safari
Safaris
4.9

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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Ocean Safari, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dubuji Boardwalk, and then go for a walk through Marrdja Botanical Walk.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Tribulation visit planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation by car takes about 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours
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River Rafting / Tubing
Ocean Safari
4.9
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Scenic Walking Area
Marrdja Botanical Walk
4.7
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Hiking Trail
Dubuji Boardwalk
4.4

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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 16th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairns driving holiday website.

You can drive from Cape Tribulation to Cairns in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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