12 days in Australia & Bali Itinerary

12 days in Australia & Bali Itinerary

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Start: Kansas City, United States
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
2
Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
3
Port Douglas, Australia
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  7 h
4
Kuta, Indonesia
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  25 h
End: Kansas City, United States


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3
nights
Sydney, Australia

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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of The Rocks, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

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

Kansas City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Kansas City to Sydney, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kansas City in July, with highs in Sydney at 65°F and lows at 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
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Cairns, Australia

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.
On the 16th (Thu), stroll around Munro Martin Parklands, get interesting insight from Tours, and then stroll around Anzac Park. Keep things going the next day: get interesting insight from Tours and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Cairns at 79°F and lows at 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stop by With Sugar, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then get outside with Horses in Port.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 78°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Kuta.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
nights
Kuta, Indonesia

Kuta ©
Formerly a sleepy fishing village, the beach resort town of Kuta now represents one of Indonesia's most popular tourist destinations.
On the 20th (Mon), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then make a splash at Waterbom Bali. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Oriental Jewelery, then kick back and relax at Kuta Beach - Bali, and then take in the exciting artwork at Nyaman Gallery.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kuta travel planning tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Kuta in 7 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Kuta is minus 2 hours. In July, Kuta is somewhat warmer than Port Douglas - with highs of 84°F and lows of 76°F. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kuta

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Karang Beach, Nyaman Gallery
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Waterbom Bali ©
Waterbom Bali
Kuta Beach - Bali ©
Kuta Beach - Bali
Karang Beach ©
Karang Beach

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