16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Spend the 4th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns driving holiday planner .

Dallas, USA to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Cairns is 16 hours. In June, Cairns is little chillier than Dallas - with highs of 79°F and lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach
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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
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.
You've now added Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures to your itinerary. The adventure continues: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

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You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. June in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 65°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures ©

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock and then delve into the distant past at Ubirr. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Bardedjilidji Walk and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Walpa Gorge. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. You'll set off for Sydney on the 13th (Thu).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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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. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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