20 days in New Delhi & Australia Itinerary

20 days in New Delhi & Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
2
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
3
Port Douglas, Australia
— 3 nights
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
5
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
6
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights

2
nights
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stop by People Tree and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, browse the eclectic array of goods at Dilli Haat, and then don't miss a visit to India Gate.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the New Delhi vacation maker website.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In January in New Delhi, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in New Delhi

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
People Tree ©
People Tree
Dilli Haat ©
Dilli Haat

3
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Shop till you drop at Australian Leather Company and Tanks Arts Centre. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Spas in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns journey planner.

Fly from New Delhi to Cairns in 16.5 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. In January, Cairns is warmer than New Delhi - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Do your shopping at Daintree Entomological museum and Ngarru Gallery. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan) and Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Douglas visit planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. There's much more to do: trek along Kuniya Walk, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, and go for a walk through Field of Light.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning site.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

4
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit St. Kilda Beach and Kitty Miller Bay for some beach relaxation. Get outdoors at Balloon Rides and Half Moon Bay. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, get a taste of the local shopping with Collins St/Swanston St, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne online vacation maker.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Kitty Miller Bay, St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Kitty Miller Bay ©
Kitty Miller Bay

4
nights
Sydney, Australia

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Buildingfor plenty of shopping. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and visit The Rocks.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary app.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of °C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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