12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  31​h
Jabiru
— 3 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  25​h
End: Madrid

2
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 5th (Tue), make a trip to Mirrai Lookout. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing and then delve into the distant past at Ubirr.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru online trip itinerary planner .

Madrid, Spain to Jabiru is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Cairns takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. February in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

2
days
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 11th (Mon), trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

1
day
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.
On the 13th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach and then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Sydney vacation builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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