16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  28​h
1
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  12​h
3
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
5
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Darwin
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Orlando

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 11th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at St Thomas Anglican Church, then stroll through Coastal walk, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours, then identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then examine the collection at Roto House.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Port Macquarie tour itinerary planner .

Orlando, USA to Port Macquarie is an approximately 28-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Orlando to Port Macquarie. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Orlando in July: high temperatures in Port Macquarie hover around 52°F and lows are around 46°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Fern Tree, contemplate the long history of Cascade Brewery, then examine the collection at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Lady Franklin Gallery.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Hobart trip app .

Fly from Port Macquarie to Hobart in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Hobart when traveling from Port Macquarie in July, with lows around 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

Fern Tree
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum ©
Mawson's Hut Replica Museum
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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 15th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, Head underground at Lake Cave, Head underground at Jewel Cave, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and finally steep yourself in history at Water wheel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Ngilgi Cave, then view the masterpieces at The Studio Gallery, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Margaret River route maker site .

Getting from Hobart to Margaret River by combination of flight and bus takes about 12 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Augusta, Yallingup, Boranup, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Ngilgi Cave ©
Ngilgi Cave

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 17th (Wed): trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 69°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

2
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): examine the collection at Road Transport Hall of Fame, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then view the masterpieces at Talapi, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Road Transport Hall of Fame ©
Road Transport Hall of Fame
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

1
day
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, learn about all things military at Darwin Aviation Museum, and then race across the water with a speed boat tour.

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You can fly from Alice Springs to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 88°F, while nights are much hotter with lows around 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Tours Outdoors
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Darwin Aviation Museum ©
Darwin Aviation Museum
Speed Boats Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

3
nights
Cairns

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 22nd (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then stroll through Trinity Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Cairns road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Darwin, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 79°F to lows of 64°F. On the 24th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

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