16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia journey planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
5
Palm Cove
— 1 night

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Take a break from the city and head to Ubirr and Anbangbang Billabong. Get a sense of the local culture at Maguk Gorge and Warradjan Cultural Centre. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls and explore the striking landscape at Anbangbang Rock Shelter.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) route planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 180-hour travel. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a 9.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art Uluru, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Melbourne Gaol and Scots Church. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like National Gallery of Victoria and Immigration Museum. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Aquinas' Church.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 15°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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 Manly Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in July: highs in Sydney hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Palm Cove.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
On the 15th (Mon), kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic natural features at Earl Hill, then look for all kinds of wild species at Cattana Wetlands, and then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

For where to stay and other tourist information, refer to the Palm Cove trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Palm Cove in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Palm Cove reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Cattana Wetlands
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

Similar plans

17 days in Perth, Melbourne & Sydney BY A USER FROM INDIA July, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 20 days in Australia BY A USER FROM QATAR August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: August, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM CANADA July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: July, kids, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM November, culture, historic sites, hidden gems Preferences: November, culture, historic sites Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in Melbourne BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans