12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + shuttle:  17​h 45​min
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. For shopping fun, head to With Sugar or Ngarru Gallery. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Port Douglas. When traveling from New Delhi in June, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect slightly colder days and cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then shop like a local with Degraves Street. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Melbourne Central, then meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then look for gifts at The Junk Company.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne route planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 16°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In June, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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