16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  14​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

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.
Relax by the water at Manly Beach and Bondi Beach. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Buildingfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder website .

Hyderabad, India to Sydney is an approximately 14-hour flight. Traveling from Hyderabad to Sydney, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Hyderabad in May; daily highs in Sydney reach 24°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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 14th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, stop by Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne, and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne driving holiday planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Take a break from the city and head to Kuniya Walk and Uluru. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip site .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

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

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.
Visiting Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling will get you outdoors. Shop till you drop at With Sugar and Ngarru Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Port Douglas: Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach), Tranquility Falls (in Daintree) and Myall Beach (in Cape Tribulation). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 32°C and lows are around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Tranquility Falls, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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 22nd (Fri), take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In May, daytime highs in Cairns are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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