13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  22​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Istanbul

1
night
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 8th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Michael Seebeck Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and then take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns travel route planner .

Istanbul, Turkey to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Istanbul to Cairns. Traveling from Istanbul in January, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the galleries of Daintree Discovery Centre, then kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, and then kick back and relax at Myall Beach.

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Traveling by bus from Cairns to Cape Tribulation takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Daintree Discovery Centre
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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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.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then trek along Kuniya Walk, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park visit planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc., contemplate the long history of The Johnston Collection, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, Melbourne is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Australian Centre for Photography. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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