16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree Discovery Centre. Museum-lovers will get to explore Daintree Entomological museum and Port Douglas Court House Museum. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, stroll through Opal Reef, and delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Pune, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Pune to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

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Cairns

— 2 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.
On the 7th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. The adventure continues: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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Melbourne

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll around Federation Square, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 4 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.
Visiting Uluru and Kuniya Walk will get you outdoors. Family-friendly places like Uluru Hiking Path and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, go for a walk through Mala Walk, explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, and make a trip to Field of Light.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can 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 (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.