19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Cairns
1
Cairns
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
2
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  2 h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  10 h 45 min
4
Darwin
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
5
Tiwi Islands
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
6
Darwin
— 3 nights
End: Darwin

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas), Paronella Park (in Mena Creek) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and make a trip to Green Island.

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

If you are flying in from Poland, the closest major aiport is Cairns International Airport. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Paronella Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Change things up with a short trip to Standley Chasm Angkerle in West MacDonnell National Park (about 34 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, examine the collection at Road Transport Hall of Fame, and get engrossed in the history at Women's Museum of Australia & Old Alice Springs Gaol.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Alice Springs trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Alice Springs takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Alice Springs is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Cairns in August, expect nights in Alice Springs to be colder, around 5°C, while days are slightly colder, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Standley Chasm Angkerle
Highlights from your plan
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

3
nights
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.
On the 16th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, then explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. On the next day, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning website.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Mindil Beach, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Thu): take in the waterfront at Darwin Wharf Precinct, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral, then examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Darwin road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin in 11 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, expect nights in Darwin to be much warmer, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tiwi Islands.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Highlights from your plan
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

1
night
Tiwi Islands

Tiwi Islands ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): view the masterpieces at Tiwi Design.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tiwi Islands trip itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Darwin to Tiwi Islands. In August, daily temperatures in Tiwi Islands can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Tiwi Islands

Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tiwi Design ©
Tiwi Design

3
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): examine the collection at 1934 Qantas Hangar and then explore the striking landscape of Litchfield National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Mason Gallery, then make a splash at Darwin Waterfront, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Darwin vacation planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tiwi Islands to Darwin. On the 24th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Nature Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Litchfield National Park
Highlights from your plan
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
Speed Boats Tours
Darwin Waterfront ©
Darwin Waterfront

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