12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
1
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Broome
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Colombo

1
night
Margaret River

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave and then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River trip website .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Margaret River is an approximately 19-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Colombo to Margaret River is 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Nature

Side Trip

Boranup
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Food Tours
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

1
day
Broome

Broome ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, then don't miss a visit to Gantheaume Point, and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Broome sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. May in Broome sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum

1
day
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hobart tour builder .

Traveling by flight from Broome to Hobart takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In May, Hobart is colder than Broome - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
On the 20th (Mon), hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney planner .

You can fly from Hobart to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In May, Sydney is a bit warmer than Hobart - with highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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 22nd (Wed), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, then hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and then admire all the interesting features of Uluru.

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You can fly from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Sydney in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Helicopter Tours
Uluru ©
Uluru

3
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 24th (Fri): take a memorable tour with Tours. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, Cairns is a bit warmer than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Muddy's Playground ©
Muddy's Playground

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