16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  1​h 45​min
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
Blackheath
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Los Angeles

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): get outside with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and finally take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel planner .

Los Angeles, USA to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 17 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Los Angeles in June: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 67°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

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Yulara
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
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Uluru
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Kuniya Walk

2
nights
Port Douglas

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Get in touch with nature at Agincourt Reef and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stop by With Sugar, and choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Mossman Gorge, Shaolin Junk Cruises, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Get in touch with nature at Daintree National Park and Myall Beach. Kids will enjoy Daintree Discovery Centre and Cow Bay Beach. Take a break from Cape Tribulation with a short trip to Bloomfield Waterfall in Bloomfield, about 36 minutes away. There's more to do: take a peaceful walk through Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Port Douglas to Cape Tribulation takes 2 hours. June in Cape Tribulation sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Cow Bay, Bloomfield Waterfall
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Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

2
nights
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Get in touch with nature at Jenolan Caves and Blue Mountains. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wentworth Falls and Lincoln's Rock. Change things up with a short trip to Cathedral of Ferns Walk in Mt Wilson (about 36 minutes away). On the 20th (Thu), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Perry's Lookdown. And it doesn't end there: take in breathtaking views at Pulpit Rock Lookout, make a trip to Day FIne Art, and look for all kinds of wild species at Coachwood Glen Nature Trail.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Blackheath online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cape Tribulation to Blackheath. When traveling from Cape Tribulation in June, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Blackheath: temperatures range from 64°F by day to 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Jenolan Caves, Cathedral of Ferns Walk
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Kids will enjoy Coogee Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, browse the exhibits of Justice & Police Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

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You can drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 50°F in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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