16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  18​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Blackheath
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
+2
Fly + shuttle + taxi:  6​h 15​min
4
Daintree
— 1 night
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + bus:  3​h
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Los Angeles

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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coogee Beach. And it doesn't end there: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

Los Angeles, USA to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 65°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): delve into the lush surroundings at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, explore the stunning scenery at Pulpit Rock Lookout, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and finally make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Blackheath trip planner .

Drive from Sydney to Blackheath in 2 hours. Traveling from Sydney in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 43°F in Blackheath. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Blackheath

#Nature, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Wentworth Falls
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blackheath to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In June, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Daintree.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
Daintree

Daintree ©
Daintree is a settlement in North Queensland 111km north of Cairns and 56km from Port Douglas, Queensland. On the 16th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Daintree Wild Zoo and then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Daintree Tea, then identify plant and animal life at Daintree Discovery Centre, and then kick back and relax at Cow Bay Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Daintree attractions planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Daintree by combination of flight, shuttle, and taxi takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, you will find days in Daintree are a bit warmer (79°F), and nights are warmer (65°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Daintree

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Mossman Gorge
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Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree Wild Zoo ©
Daintree Wild Zoo

3
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Daintree National Park and Cape Tribulation Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Myall Beach and Thornton Beach. There's more to do: identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation online trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Daintree to Cape Tribulation in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Thornton Beach
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Rex Lookout in Wangetti, about 56 minutes away. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral and view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns day trip app .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and bus from Cape Tribulation to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, and shuttle; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Rex Lookout
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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