19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
3
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  12​h 45​min
4
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
6
Cairns
— 5 nights
End: Phoenix

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Wed), hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of The Rocks, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Phoenix, USA to Sydney is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Phoenix to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Phoenix in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 65°F and lows reach 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Outdoors Parks Historic Sites
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): hike along Kuniya Walk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Walpa Gorge and then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip app .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Sydney in June, with lows around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

1
night
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and then Head underground at Jewel Cave. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point, then stroll through Cowaramup Bay, and then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Margaret River online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Margaret River in 14 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Margaret River. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Surfers Point, Cowaramup Bay
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

2
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Let the collections at Defence of Darwin Experience and Mbantua Fine Art Gallery capture your imagination. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Berry Springs Nature Park. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, take in the exciting artwork at Mason Gallery, and explore the galleries of Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Darwin trip maker website .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Darwin in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. In June in Darwin, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 70°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

2
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Step out of the city life by going to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Scuba & Snorkeling. Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Daintree to see Photography Tours about 48 minutes away.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas travel route planner.

Getting from Darwin to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Darwin in June; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 79°F and lows reach 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Photography Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Photography Tours

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Historic Village Herberton and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Get outdoors at Trinity Beach and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Spy & Camera Museum (in Herberton), Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Spend the 17th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June in Cairns, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Herberton, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Jaques Coffee Plantation
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Scuba & Snorkeling
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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