17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus + taxi:  45​min
3
Kuranda
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Frankfurt

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): browse the exhibits of Cairns Art Gallery, stroll through Yorkeys Knob Beach, then brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip itinerary maker .

Frankfurt, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Frankfurt to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Frankfurt in June, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Cairns Art Gallery ©
Cairns Art Gallery

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 2nd (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuranda.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel

2
nights
Kuranda

Kuranda ©
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, explore the galleries of Kuranda Arts Co-Op Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at Peter Jarver Gallery, then get a new perspective on nature at Emu Ridge Gallery, and finally identify plant and animal life at Cattana Wetlands. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kuranda trip app .

Getting from Port Douglas to Kuranda by combination of bus and taxi takes about an hour. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Cattana Wetlands, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda

5
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.
Get outdoors at Valley of the Winds and Uluru. Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kuranda to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Kuranda in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 22°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 11th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the exciting artwork at Ambush Gallery, wander the streets of Newington, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip maker app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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