17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  22​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Get in touch with nature at Maguk Gorge and Yellow Water. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary planner.

Hyderabad, India to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 22-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel route planner .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. May in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 11th (Sat), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, then take in the local highlights with Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally take an in-depth tour of Italian Museum and Historical Society. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne driving holiday planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in May, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 16th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, stroll through Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island travel route builder .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Opal Reef. Spend the 18th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 21st (Tue), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay May 17 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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