19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Shuttle:  26 h
1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  9 h 15 min
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  29 h
End: London

3
nights
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Photography Tours. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Alexandra Bay Waterfall in Diwan, approximately 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get outside with Horses in Port, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas itinerary planner.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Port Douglas. Traveling from London in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Port Douglas, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Alexandra Bay Waterfall, Photography Tours, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Change things up with a short trip to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands, identify plant and animal life at Green Arrow Walk, and explore the striking landscape of Barron Gorge National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns day trip tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Barron Gorge National Park, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

3
nights
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.
Visiting Bondi to Coogee Walk and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney tour planning app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in July, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, hike along Kuniya Walk, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip site .

You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Sydney in July, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visiting Ubirr and Jim Jim Falls will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gunlom Waterfall Creek.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) attractions planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Highlights from your plan
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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