16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Chennai
Fly:  16 h 30 min
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h 45 min
End: Chennai

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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for gifts at With Sugar, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas itinerary builder app.

Chennai, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. In May, Port Douglas is little chillier than Chennai - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 5th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in May, with highs in Brisbane at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast day trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, thenhike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, thensee a show at Sydney Opera House, thenadmire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally catch some excitement at Virtual Room Sydney - Virtual Reality Sydney Adventure.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel route site.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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 11th (Mon), have some family-friendly fun at Viri VR and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip app.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

2
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.
On the 13th (Wed), hike along Uluru Hiking Path, thenexplore and take pictures at Uluru, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Melbourne in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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