12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Walkatjara Art and Kata Tjuta. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder .

Singapore, Singapore to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Singapore to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in July, things will get cooler in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 24°C and lows about 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

2
nights
Sydney

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Danks Street Produce Merchants. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, view the masterpieces at Ambush Gallery, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

1
night
Port Douglas

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and finally stop by With Sugar.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas itinerary planning site .

Getting from Sydney to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Port Douglas at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Village Gallery and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Spend the 7th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market, explore the galleries of Michael Seebeck Gallery, and take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In August, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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