32 days in Santiago Metropolitan Region & Australia Itinerary

32 days in Santiago Metropolitan Region & Australia Itinerary

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32 days in Santiago Metropolitan Region & Australia Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
1
Santiago, Chile
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
2
Sydney, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Cairns, Australia
— 5 nights
Bus:  1​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas, Australia
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6​h
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Melbourne, Australia
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Santiago, Chile

3
nights
Santiago, Chile

Santiago ©
Santiago tourism thrives largely thanks to the city's big selection of cultural and entertainment options, including museums, theaters, restaurants, bars, and giant malls.
Relax by the water at Playa Tunquen and Playa Punta De Tralca. Escape the urban bustle at San Cristóbal Hill and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion, explore the historical opulence of Castillo Hidalgo, learn about winemaking at Santa Carolina, and examine the collection at La Chascona.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Santiago holiday maker .

If you are flying in from Chile, the closest major airport is Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Santiago

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Playa Tunquen, Playa Punta De Tralca
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San Cristóbal Hill ©
San Cristóbal Hill
Playa Tunquen ©
Playa Tunquen
Santuario de la Inmaculada Concepcion ©

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Bronte Beach. Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Tamarama Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Shelly Beach (in Manly), Katoomba (The Giant Stairway, Katoomba Cascades, & more) and The Entrance Pelican Feed (in The Entrance). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Terrigal Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at North Head Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Santiago to Sydney by flight takes about 17.5 hours. The time zone changes from Chile Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 14 hour difference. In January, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Manly, Katoomba, Bondi, Wentworth Falls, The Entrance Pelican Feed
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

3
nights
Lord Howe Island, Australia

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Visit Ned's Beach and Lagoon Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and Fishing Charters & Tours. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

5
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Crystal Cascades. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Mulgrave Settlers Museum (in Gordonvale), Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park (in Lake Eacham) and Babinda Boulders (in Babinda). There's much more to do: admire the sheer force of Josephine Falls, admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns holiday planning tool .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mulgrave Settlers Museum, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Lake Eacham Crater Lakes National Park, Crystal Cascades, Babinda Boulders
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders

5
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Four Mile Beach and Cape Tribulation Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Daintree Tea in Daintree, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker site .

Take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Daintree Tea, Cape Tribulation Beach
Find places to stay Jan 25 — 30:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

4
nights
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.
Visiting Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Valley of the Winds and Red Desert Reptiles. There's much more to do: get outside with Walpa Gorge, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, stroll through Kuniya Walk, and make a trip to Uluru.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru

5
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get in touch with nature at Frankston Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like ArtVo and Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Venture out of the city with trips to Ballarat (Ballarat Botanical Gardens & Lake Wendouree). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at St Kilda beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne online trip maker .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In February, Melbourne is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Ballarat, Frankston Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Frankston Beach ©
Frankston Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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