11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  4​h
3
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
bus:  45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  25​h
End: Kuwait City

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Spas & Wellness & Palm Cove Beach). Next up on the itinerary: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairns online visit planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Cairns is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in July, things will get cooler in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Shaolin Junk Cruises, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. Next up on the itinerary: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas journey builder site .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island trip app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Whitsunday Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 13°C in Whitsunday Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
On the 13th (Mon), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach vacation website .

Take a bus from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in July, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be a bit warmer, around 20°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

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