13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  19 h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  18 h
End: Mumbai

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip site.

Mumbai, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 19- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Mumbai in February: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

2
nights
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 27th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Buxton Contemporary, and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central. Here are some ideas for day two: buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Shopping Plaza, buy something for everyone on your list at Royal Arcade, look for gifts at SpellBox, browse the different shops at Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre, then wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St, and finally view the masterpieces at The City Gallery.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Collins St/Swanston St ©
Collins St/Swanston St
Federation Square ©
Federation Square

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the exciting artwork at ATTY Gallery, stop by Darling Harbour, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

2
nights
Cairns

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stop by With Sugar. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas road trip tool.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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