13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Shenzhen
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Shenzhen

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night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 23rd (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, and then don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary site .

Shenzhen, China to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Shenzhen to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Mirrai Lookout ©
Mirrai Lookout

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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

few
hours
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 27th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island road trip planning app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island takes 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

2
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.
On the 28th (Fri), take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and finally look for gifts at Volle Jewellery.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sydney are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for somewhat 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 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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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 in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Relax by the water at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Cairns holiday maker site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October: highs in Cairns hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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