13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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13 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newcastle upon Tyne
Fly:  26​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Newcastle upon Tyne

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Trinity Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary tool .

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Cairns. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in December, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, look for gifts at With Sugar, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally browse the exhibits of Des Spencer Galleries.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online route planner .

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 January, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 43°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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