16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Hong Kong

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing and then delve into the distant past at Ubirr. On the 27th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru trip itinerary maker app .

Hong Kong, China to Jabiru is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hong Kong to Jabiru. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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.
On the 28th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker app .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. August in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises and then explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see maps and tourist information, use the Cairns day trip website .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
On the 1st (Sat), view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online day trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 27°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September: highs in Melbourne hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in September; daily highs in Sydney reach 25°C and lows reach 14°C. On the 9th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 9:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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