21 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 2 nights
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Cairns — 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Spas, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 13th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 11th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip maker.

Amritsar, India to Cairns is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Amritsar to Cairns, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Amritsar, expect somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.
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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.
Spend the 14th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Airlie Beach.
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Airlie Beach — 1 night

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Airlie Beach online itinerary maker.

Getting from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and ferry takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Airlie Beach can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Sydney.
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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stop by Darling Harbour.

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You can fly from Airlie Beach to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Airlie Beach in March, plan for little chillier nights in Sydney, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 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.
Dedicate the 24th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planning app.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, trek along Kuniya Walk, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Melbourne in March, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 41°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Perth.
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Perth — 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the activities along Swan River, then walk around Windsor Park, and then walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Perth online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March: high temperatures in Perth hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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