16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  19​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Buenos Aires

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney driving holiday tool .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Sydney is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Buenos Aires to Sydney, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Sydney sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

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

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): stroll through Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip planning tool .

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Cape Tribulation and see Daintree National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas takes 7.5 hours. January in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trip

Daintree National Park
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

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You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in January, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. It doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cairns online travel planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, you will find days in Cairns are little chillier (37°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Trinity 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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