19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 5 nights
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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 off the beaten path and head to Palm Cove Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Escape the urban bustle at Dolphin & Whale Watching and Billy Tea Safaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Spas (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns itinerary maker tool.

Atlanta, USA to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Cairns, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Cape Tribulation

A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 7th (Mon), trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, stop by Daintree Entomological museum, then see some colorful creatures with Ocean Safari, and finally tour in harmony with nature at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip maker app.

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife

4
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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge Centre and Opal Reef. Take a break from the city and head to Agincourt Reef and Safaris. There's still lots to do: get some thrills on the water with Reef Sprinter, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Douglas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

3
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Walpa Gorge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mala Walk and Field of Light. And it doesn't end there: hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

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Fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Port Douglas in September since evenings lows in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park dip to 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

5
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Sydney

The Harbour City

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.
Do your shopping at ATTY Gallery and Sydney Fish Market. Step off the beaten path and head to Blue Mountains and Wentworth Falls Lookout. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Gallery One88 in Katoomba--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Bondi Beach, don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip builder app.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September: highs in Sydney hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 54°F. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.