17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  29​h
1
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Prague

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Visiting Maguk Gorge and Cahills Crossing will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and explore the ancient world of Ubirr.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) online trip planner .

Prague, Czech Republic to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Prague to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Mamukala Wetlands ©
Mamukala Wetlands

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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.
Visiting Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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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.
On the 5th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, then stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney route tool .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Horses in Port. Spend the 8th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Port Douglas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Earl Hill.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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