12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  19​h 45​min
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 day
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Ubirr and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, then identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, and then steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
day
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 22nd (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
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 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally make a trip to Uluru.

To see ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in October: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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 24th (Wed), take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary maker site .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
day
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 26th (Fri): stroll through Lagoon Beach, learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island journey planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Lord Howe Island in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Pulpit Rock Lookout in Blue Mountains National Park, about 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Clovelly, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pulpit Rock Lookout
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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