11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 15​min
End: New York City

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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Brett Whiteley Studio. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney online trip maker .

New York City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Sydney. Traveling from New York City in June, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
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.
On the 30th (Sun), get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, hike along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planner.

Fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in June, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is little chillier at night with lows of 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, stop by With Sugar, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas online trip builder .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Port Douglas hover around 78°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

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.
On the 4th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns sightseeing planner .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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