16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Darwin
— 2 nights
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
5
Albany
— 2 nights
6
Margaret River
— 3 nights

2
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get a sense of the local culture at Darwin Aviation Museum and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Get in touch with nature at Crocosaurus Cove and Fishing Charters & Tours. Step out of Darwin to go to Berry Springs and see Territory Wildlife Park, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, and make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Darwin online trip itinerary maker.

Bengaluru, India to Darwin is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Darwin due to the time zone difference. In April in Darwin, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Territory Wildlife Park
Highlights from your plan
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Territory Wildlife Park ©
Territory Wildlife Park

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.
On the 9th (Fri), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll through Palm Cove Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Darwin, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
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.
On the 11th (Sun), wander the streets of Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of The Rocks. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Qantas Heritage Collection, thensee the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, thenkick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker website.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in April, with highs in Sydney at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mala Walk and Kuniya Walk. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online journey planner.

Fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Albany.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

2
nights
Albany

Albany ©
Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Little Beach, thentake an in-depth tour of Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and then take in the dramatic natural features at The Gap and Natural Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, thenkick back and relax at Middleton Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Emu Point.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Albany route planning site.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Albany. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April; daily highs in Albany reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Margaret River.

Things to do in Albany

Museums Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Little Beach ©
Little Beach
National Anzac Centre ©
National Anzac Centre
Albany's Historic Whaling Station ©
Albany's Historic Whaling Station

3
nights
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
On the 18th (Sun), cruise along Caves Road and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, delve into the distant past at Hamelin Bay Jetty, enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, thenHead underground at Jewel Cave, and finally kick back and relax at Hamelin Bay.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Margaret River road trip site.

You can drive from Albany to Margaret River in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Wineries Parks

Side Trips

Augusta, Hamelin Bay Jetty
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
Hamelin Bay ©
Hamelin Bay
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

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