17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Katoomba
— 3 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Port Douglas
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Sydney

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Head to Brett Whiteley Studio and Queen Victoria Buildingfor some retail therapy. Museum-lovers will get to explore Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take an in-depth tour of Justice & Police Museum, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Sydney sightseeing planner.

Chapeco, Brazil to Sydney is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone changes from Amazon Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:

Katoomba

— 3 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Head to Leura Mall and Katoomba Antique Centrefor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Wentworth Falls Lookout and Blue Mountains. Venture out of the city with trips to Faulconbridge (Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum & Corridor of Oaks). The adventure continues: stop by Josophan's Fine Chocolate, view the masterpieces at Gallery One88, do a tasting at Megalong Creek Estate, and get a taste of the local shopping with Lost Bear Gallery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Katoomba trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Katoomba dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

Port Douglas

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas, then view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Opal Reef, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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You can do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Katoomba in March, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 13:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Uluru. Get outdoors at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Kuniya Walk. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Port Douglas in March, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 13 — 16:

Melbourne

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne Central, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then shop like a local with Federation Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Chinese Australian History, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and finally take a stroll through Degraves Street.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder tool.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 16 — 19:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.