17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
4
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  13​h 45​min
5
Kakadu National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Muscat

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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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach will thrill your kids. Get some historical perspective at The Rocks and St Phillip's Anglican church. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and stroll through Clovelly.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip tool .

Muscat, Oman to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Muscat to Sydney. Traveling from Muscat in August, expect Sydney to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

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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.
On the 17th (Fri), hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta. On the next day, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, trek along Kuniya Walk, and then admire all the interesting features of Uluru.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sydney in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Cairns tour app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

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Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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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.
On the 22nd (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find out how to plan a trip to Port Douglas, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. August in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Kakadu National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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Kakadu National Park

Kakadu National Park ©
Get in touch with nature at Ubirr and Yellow Water. Spend the 27th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kakadu National Park travel planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Kakadu National Park in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kakadu National Park

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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

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