18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 2 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
5
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
6
Sydney
— 3 nights

2
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Cairns

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Trinity Beach. The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cairns road trip planner.

Miami, USA to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. April in Cairns sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 21:
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

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Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Scuba & Snorkeling
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

3
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Kuniya Walk. Get in touch with nature at Field of Light and Valley of the Winds. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, expect slightly colder with lows of °F in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 26:
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Step off the beaten path and head to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Food Tours. Mawson's Hut Replica Museum and Constitution Dock are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, snap pictures at Richmond Bridge, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, and get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Hobart itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Hobart takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Hobart is 0.5 hours. In April, Hobart is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Richmond Bridge, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Find places to stay Apr 26 — 29:
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Flinders Chase National Park and then identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island travel website.

Getting from Hobart to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, ferry, train, and taxi. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Hobart to Kangaroo Island due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. May in Sydney sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

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

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