16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): get great views at Rex Lookout, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. On your second day here, learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, trot along with a tour on horseback, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, then take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and finally enjoy the sea views from Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Port Douglas is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 6 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in August, things will get much colder in Port Douglas: highs are around 31°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 2 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.
On the 29th (Mon), stroll around Munro Martin Parklands, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, then take the plunge with a skydiving experience, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Tue): stop by Pure Synergie Skin Store, explore the activities along Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens, then take in the pleasant sights at Red Arrow Walk, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planning website.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) — 4 nights

Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock. Take a break from the city and head to Maguk Gorge and Anbangbang Billabong. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, take some stellar pictures from Mirray Lookout, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwurr Art Site, and view the masterpieces at Marrawuddi Arts & Culture.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 4.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can fly to Sydney.
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The National Pass and The Rocks. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Wentworth Falls Lookout. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Saint Bonaventure's Church in Leura, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney visit planner.

You can fly from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Sydney in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 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.
Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru Astro Tour. Step off the beaten path and head to Mala Walk and Walpa Gorge. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planner.

Fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.
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