16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Noosa
— 1 night
+4
bus + train + foot + Fly + bus:  15​h 15​min
2
Margaret River
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Melbourne
— 1 day
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Salt Lake City

1
night
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Noosa National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Noosa Main Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Noosa trip itinerary maker tool .

Salt Lake City, USA to Noosa is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Salt Lake City to Noosa, you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Noosa

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches

Side Trip

Mooloolaba Beach
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach

2
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Wise Wine and Redgate Wines. Get in touch with nature at Meelup Beach and Hamelin Bay. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, do a tasting at Juniper Margaret River, enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Margaret River trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Noosa to Margaret River takes 15.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Noosa to Margaret River is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Augusta, Redgate Wines, Wise Wine, Meelup Beach
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Jewel Cave ©
Jewel Cave
Meelup Beach ©
Meelup Beach
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Warnbro Beach, kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, and then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River and then look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read Perth trip planner.

You can drive from Margaret River to Perth in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Cottesloe Beach, Warnbro Beach
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Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Warnbro Beach ©
Warnbro Beach
Caversham Wildlife Park ©
Caversham Wildlife Park

1
night
Port Douglas

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 24th (Wed): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape of Daintree National Park.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Perth to Port Douglas in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in April, plan for a bit warmer nights in Port Douglas, with lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Spas & Wellness

2
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 26th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get a taste of the local shopping with Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then explore and take pictures at Uluru, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online itinerary planner .

Fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park when traveling from Cairns in April, with lows around 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru

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day
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 30th (Tue), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then stroll through St. Kilda Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip itinerary builder .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Balloon Rides

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