12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Seattle
Fly:  23​h 30​min
Cairns
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  9​h
Jabiru
— 2 nights
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
Seattle

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 14th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, and then choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Seattle, USA to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Seattle in June since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water, then take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Twin Falls and then take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls.

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

Getting from Cairns to Jabiru by combination of flight and bus takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Nature, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Jim Jim Falls
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
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Twin Falls

2
days
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.
On the 18th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On your second day here, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas tour itinerary site .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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 20th (Wed), admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in June, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are little chillier (67°F), and nights are much colder (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Coogee Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and finally take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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