16 days in Australia Itinerary

16 days in Australia Itinerary

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16 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  28​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h
2
Cairns
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly + train:  6​h
6
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Vancouver

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 24th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Ubirr and then take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, and then steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary builder .

Vancouver, Canada to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Vancouver to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park), you'll lose 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Coffee Works, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally look for gifts at With Sugar.

Plan trip to Port Douglas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Port Douglas in June: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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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 1st (Mon), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, look for gifts at Readings Book Shop, and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, take a stroll through Degraves Street, then meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and finally stop by The Junk Company.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne sightseeing planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): stop by Blue Mountains Chocolate Company, browse for treasures at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, then stop by The Candy Store Leura, then look for gifts at The Nook, and finally stop by OMNIA a little bit of everywhere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Katoomba Vintage Emporium, explore the galleries of Odd Mountain, stop by Moontree, look for gifts at Teddy Sinclair, then take in the exciting artwork at Falls Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Katoomba holiday planning tool .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Katoomba: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping Museums Nature

Side Trips

Leura, Falls Gallery, Rick Rutherford's Country, Victory Theatre Antique Centre
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The Nook ©
The Nook
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Rick Rutherford's Country ©
Rick Rutherford's Country

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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.
Sydney Opera House and The Rocks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coogee Beach. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, look for gifts at Volle Jewellery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 9°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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