12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Fort Smith
Fly:  27​h
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  8​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Kangaroo Island
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  29​h
Fort Smith

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then stroll through Trinity Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns attractions planner .

Fort Smith, USA to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Fort Smith to Cairns is 16 hours. When traveling from Fort Smith in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
days
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
On the 28th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point, and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Broome trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Cairns to Broome in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in September: highs in Broome hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Broome

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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hours
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Broome to Gold Coast takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 2 hours. Traveling from Broome in September, things will get a bit cooler in Gold Coast: highs are around 74°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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hours
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 1st (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Gold Coast to Kangaroo Island in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Wildlife, #Parks
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

3
days
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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