19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Drive to Región de Murcia International Airport, Fly to Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 5 nights
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Drive to Cairns International Airport, Fly to Región de Murcia International Airport, Drive to Orcera

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Sydney

— 3 nights

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.
Visiting The National Pass and Dolphin & Whale Watching will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wentworth Falls Lake and Lincoln's Rock. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Long Reef Point in Collaroy Beach, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: go for a walk through Barangaroo Foreshore Walk, get your game on at Flight Experience, walk around Barangaroo Reserve, and look for gifts at Opal Minded.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker tool.

Orcera, Spain to Sydney is an approximately 38-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Orcera to Sydney, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Orcera in August, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of the Winds and Kuniya Walk. Escape the urban bustle at Uluru Hiking Path and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Go for a jaunt from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs to see Curtin Springs about 1h 20 min away. It doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge and make a trip to Uluru.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip site.

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Cairns

— 4 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Babinda Boulders and Skydiving. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Monica's Cathedral and Nudey Beach. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Green Arrow Walk, hunt for treasures at Rusty's Market, let little ones run wild at Figtree Playground, and take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary website.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas

— 5 nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and Sunday Market Port Douglas. Take a break from the city and head to Opal Reef and Cape Tribulation Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Dubuji Boardwalk (in Cape Tribulation), Daintree Entomological museum (in Diwan) and Tranquility Falls (in Daintree). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mowbray National Park, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Douglas online trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.