20 days in New Delhi & Australia Itinerary

20 days in New Delhi & Australia Itinerary

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20 days in New Delhi & Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
1
New Delhi, India
— 2 nights
Fly:  16 h 15 min
2
Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Port Douglas, Australia
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
6
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: New Delhi, India

2
nights
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 28th (Tue), look for gifts at People Tree and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the next day, take in panoramic vistas at Qutub Minar, hunt for treasures at Dilli Haat, and then contemplate the long history of India Gate.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the New Delhi trip builder site .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In January, daytime highs in New Delhi are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in New Delhi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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People Tree ©
People Tree
Dilli Haat ©
Dilli Haat

3
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Trinity Beach. Do your shopping at Tanks Arts Centre and Australian Leather Company. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas). The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from New Delhi to Cairns takes 16.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi to Cairns, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in January, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Daintree Entomological museum and Ngarru Gallery. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Explore Port Douglas' surroundings by going to Thornton Beach (in Thornton Beach) and Alexandra Bay Waterfall (in Diwan). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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nights
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
We've included these beaches for you: St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Head to Melbourne Central and Federation Squarefor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Ventnor to see Kitty Miller Bay about 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at The City Gallery, browse the different shops at Emporium Melbourne, and stop by Readings Book Shop.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, Melbourne is slightly colder than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Kitty Miller Bay
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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nights
Sydney, Australia

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Buildingfor plenty of shopping. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 23°C. On the 16th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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