16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner

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Darwin
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Port Douglas
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Sydney
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Broome
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Darwin

— 2 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
You've now added Venture North Safaris to your itinerary. Get outdoors at Fishing Charters & Tours and Territory Wildlife Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Berry Springs Nature Park and RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility. Spend the 18th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, and cool off at Darwin Waterfront.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Darwin road trip planning site.

Vijayawada, India to Darwin is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Traveling from Vijayawada to Darwin, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Vijayawada in May, expect Darwin to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 16 — 19:

Port Douglas

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trinity Beach and Birdworld Kuranda. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Venture out of the city with trips to Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Agincourt Reef, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Port Douglas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Darwin in May, plan for slightly colder days in Port Douglas, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 22:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, then go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and finally get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then go for a walk through Mala Walk, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In May, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is slightly colder than Port Douglas - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay May 22 — 24:

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Blue Mountains and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Visit Bondi Beach and Shelly Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: The National Pass (in Blue Mountains National Park), Katoomba Cascades (in Katoomba) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, you will find days in Sydney are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 24 — 28:

Broome

— 2 nights

Yawuru Country

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Broome Town Beach, take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Broome Crocodile Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point.

For more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Broome trip builder website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Broome takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Broome due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Broome reach 38°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.