18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 2 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 5 nights
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
5
Sydney
— 3 nights

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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.
When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, approximately Palm Cove away. Spend the 14th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cairns vacation site.

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Cairns is 10 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in August: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 31°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas online travel planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

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

5
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is known for nature and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an exotic tour of Animal Tracks Safari, take a tour by water with Guluyambi Cultural Cruise, look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing, and take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock.

Start your trip to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Animal Tracks Safari ©
Animal Tracks Safari
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

Plan trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, expect nights in Sydney to be somewhat warmer, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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