17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 4 nights
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
5
Cairns
— 3 nights

4
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: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Sydney is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from Buenos Aires to Sydney. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) 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
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

Make your Melbourne itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): trek along Kuniya Walk, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To see more things to do and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in January; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Tranquility Falls in Daintree (about 54 minutes away). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, get outside with Horses in Port, stop by With Sugar, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: highs in Port Douglas hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, cool off at Cairns Wake park, get interesting insight from Tours, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

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Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Cairns Kart Hire Track, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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