17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  14 h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas planning site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Port Douglas is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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 16th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the galleries of Bones and Jones. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

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

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, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip tool.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in March: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Fitzroy Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in March, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

4
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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, hike along Kuniya Walk, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

Discover how to plan a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 28th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

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

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