19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Cedar Rapids
Fly:  29​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Perth
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
Jabiru
— 1 night
+4
bus + foot + bus + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  27​h
Cedar Rapids

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

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Cedar Rapids, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Cedar Rapids to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. In January, Melbourne is much warmer than Cedar Rapids - with highs of 81°F and lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

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St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Scarborough Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cottesloe Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

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Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in January, you will find days in Perth are somewhat warmer (90°F), and nights are about the same (63°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Scarborough Beach, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Scarborough Beach ©
Scarborough Beach

2
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, don't miss a visit to Bardedjilidji Walk, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Yellow Water and then identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong.

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Getting from Perth to Jabiru by combination of flight and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Jabiru. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Wildlife, #Parks

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Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Four Mile Beach and Wonga Beach. Spend the 9th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas travel route planner.

Getting from Jabiru to Port Douglas by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Wonga Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

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 12th (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

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Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, then admire all the interesting features of Uluru, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online road trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 99°F to lows of 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time 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
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 82°F and lows about 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
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Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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