Route & dates
29 days in Australia Itinerary
Fly: 16h 45min
Cairns— 5 nights
Drive: 1h 15min
Port Douglas— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly: 6h
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park— 2 nights
Fly: 5h 30min
Sydney— 5 nights
Fly: 6h 45min
Broome— 4 nights
Fly + bus: 8h 45min
Margaret River— 6 nights
bus + Fly: 18h 30min
The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef
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.Discover out-of-the-way places like Trinity Beach and Historic Village Herberton. Step out of the city life by going to Palm Cove Beach and Atherton Tablelands. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Paronella Park (in Mena Creek), Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 23rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dubai to Cairns. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in June, with highs in Cairns at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.
Things to do in Cairns
Palm Cove, Paronella Park, Historic Village Herberton, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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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 off the beaten path and head to Agincourt Reef and Daintree Discovery Centre. Get outdoors at Mossman Gorge and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with a short trip to Cow Bay Beach in Cow Bay (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.
For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas driving holiday planner.
Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
Things to do in Port Douglas
Cow Bay, Mossman Gorge
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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 2nd (Mon), explore and take pictures at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.
For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.
Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in July, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Sydney.
Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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The Harbour City
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.Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.
To find traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney holiday planner.
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 July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.
Things to do in Sydney
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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.Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gantheaume Point. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cable Beach and Broome Historical Museum. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, examine the collection at SSJG Heritage Centre, and take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.
To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Broome online route planner .
Traveling by flight from Sydney to Broome takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Sydney in July, plan for warmer days in Broome, with highs around 35°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Margaret River.
Things to do in Broome
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A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.Get in touch with nature at Busselton Jetty and Mammoth Cave. Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse and Woodlands Wines are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Margaret River's surroundings by going to Injidup Beach (in Yallingup) and Jewel Cave (in Augusta). And it doesn't end there: Head underground at Lake Cave, do a tasting at Heydon Estate, enjoy the sand and surf at Margaret River Mouth Beach, and stroll through Surfers Point.
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You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Margaret River
Wilyabrup, Cowaramup, Augusta, Mammoth Cave, Cowaramup Bay
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