12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Tucson
Fly:  28​h
1
Broome
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
2
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Tucson

1
night
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 5th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, then take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, then kick back and relax at Cable Beach, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Catholic Diocese of Broome. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Staircase To The Moon, then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and then see the interesting displays at SSJG Heritage Centre.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Broome trip itinerary builder site .

Tucson, USA to Broome is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Tucson in June, with highs in Broome at 86°F and lows at 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
SSJG Heritage Centre ©
SSJG Heritage Centre
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

1
night
Margaret River

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Lake Cave, visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, then Head underground at Jewel Cave, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, and finally learn about winemaking at Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Margaret River tour planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Cowaramup Bay, Howard Park - Margaret River Winery and Cellar Door
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Wine Tours & Tastings

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Valley of the Winds and Kata Tjuta. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path. There's still lots to do: hike along Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online visit planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 14 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then stroll through Trinity Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 79°F, while nights are warmer with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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