17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  25​h
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Mossman
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Indianapolis

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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder tool .

Indianapolis, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Indianapolis to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In November, Sydney is much warmer than Indianapolis - with highs of 77°F and lows of 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island journey app .

Fly from Sydney to Whitsunday Island in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Sydney in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Whitsunday Island, with highs around 87°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 67°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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 (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 23rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder website .

Getting from Whitsunday Island to Cairns by flight takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in November, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mossman.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

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Palm Cove
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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night
Mossman

Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. On the 26th (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mossman trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Cairns to Mossman in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in November, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Mossman

#Adventure, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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 27th (Tue), trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Wed): get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mossman to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Mossman in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 96°F, while nights are little chillier with lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 2nd (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

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You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 73°F to lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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