11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + Drive:  30​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 day
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  13​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

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day
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 30th (Mon), take in the dramatic natural features at Nourlangie Rock, then identify plant and animal life at Maguk Gorge, and then explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) day trip site .

Helsinki, Finland to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Helsinki to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Maguk Gorge
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Nanguluwur Art Site ©
Nanguluwur Art Site
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Tue): walk around Flinders Chase National Park.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island online tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Kangaroo Island by combination of bus and flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Sydney, use our trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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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 4th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online journey builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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