18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
Fly + Shuttle:  21 h 45 min
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly + Taxi:  18 h 30 min
End: Chandigarh

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: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery.

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Chandigarh, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 22-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Chandigarh to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. In February in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder website .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
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 and take pictures at Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planner.

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cairns in February, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
nights
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, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney route maker site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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