11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  30​h
1
Cairns
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  32​h
End: Newark

1
day
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 14th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planning site .

Newark, USA to Cairns is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Cairns, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Newark in April, with highs in Cairns at 85°F and lows at 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Tue): experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough 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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April: highs in Sydney hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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