17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation planner
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Melbourne
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Cairns
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Sydney
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Melbourne — 3 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Southbank as well as Queen Victoria Market. Visiting St. Kilda Beach and Catani Gardens will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne sightseeing planner.

Saint Louis, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Saint Louis to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Saint Louis in March, with highs in Melbourne at 78°F and lows at 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.
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Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
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Cairns — 4 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Kuranda Koala Gardens, Kuranda Scenic Railway, and other attractions you added. Spend the 7th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Cairns route planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in March, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 87°F and lows about 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk and then don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Cairns in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 95°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 nights

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.
You've now added Anzac Memorial to your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Justice & Police Museum. Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and St Phillip's Anglican church. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, get engrossed in the history at Hyde Park Barracks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and examine the collection at Museum of Sydney.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney is 0.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March: highs in Sydney hover around 79°F, while lows dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · 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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