16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Sydney
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  9​h
Jabiru
— 3 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Sydney

2
days
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 30th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On your second day here, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

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Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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

3
days
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Yorkeys Knob Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness).

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Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October: highs in Cairns hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Get in touch with nature at Maguk Gorge and Ubirr. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site.

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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, approximately 48 minutes away.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

2
days
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then stroll through Ned's Beach. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island in 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

3
days
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Camp Cove. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

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