16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
6
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Singapore

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 8th (Sat): view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

Discover how to plan a Cairns trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Cairns is an approximately 10-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 2 hours. In May, Cairns is slightly colder than Singapore - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by With Sugar, thenmeet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
nights
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, and trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Douglas in May: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and don't miss a visit to Royal Exhibition Building.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip builder website.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in May: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 21st (Fri), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then appreciate the history behind State War Memorial. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Perth visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: highs in Perth hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
State War Memorial ©
State War Memorial

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