17 days in New Delhi & Australia Itinerary

17 days in New Delhi & Australia Itinerary

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17 days in New Delhi & Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 30 min
2
Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Whitsunday Island, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
6
Sydney, Australia
— 6 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: New Delhi, India

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New Delhi, India

New Delhi ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, then steep yourself in history at India Gate, then admire the landmark architecture of Humayun's Tomb, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Dilli Haat.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the New Delhi sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Shopping
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Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ©
Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
India Gate ©
India Gate

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Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from New Delhi to Melbourne takes 16.5 hours. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In February, Melbourne is somewhat warmer than New Delhi - with highs of 31°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and then admire all the interesting features of Uluru.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation builder.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Ellis Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel itinerary creator.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: highs in Cairns hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Ellis Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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Whitsunday Island, Australia

Whitsunday Island ©
For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island travel itinerary creator.

Getting from Cairns to Whitsunday Island by combination of car and flight takes about 3.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Whitsunday Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Giuliansfor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and enjoy a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney travel itinerary creator.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Whitsunday Island to Sydney in 5 hours. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in February, plan for little chillier nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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