12 days in Australia Itinerary

12 days in Australia Itinerary

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12 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly + shuttle:  29​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  13​h 45​min
3
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  12​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Mexico City

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Bring the kids along to Mossman Gorge and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas visit planner.

Mexico City, Mexico to Port Douglas is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Mexico City to Port Douglas, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Port Douglas, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), see the world from above with a helicopter tour, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Kuniya Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation builder website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, plan for little chillier nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

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
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
On the 24th (Wed), explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, then take in the dramatic natural features at Jewel Cave, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cowaramup Bay, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Margaret River online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Margaret River takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Margaret River. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Cowaramup Bay, Surfers Point
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, contemplate the waterfront views at Watson's Bay, and listen to music at Sydney Opera House.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Margaret River to Sydney by combination of bus and flight takes about 12.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 2 hours. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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