17 days in Australia Itinerary

17 days in Australia Itinerary

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17 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Prague
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 30​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
6
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  28​h
End: Prague

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Michaelmas Cay and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove, about 32 minutes away. Spend the 11th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

Prague, Czech Republic to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Cairns is 9 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Prague in September; daily highs in Cairns reach 33°C and lows reach 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in September, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

2
nights
Alice Springs

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 15th (Sun), head outdoors with Alice Springs Aquatic and Leisure Centre and then take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 16th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs online road trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Outdoors Parks
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Walking tours
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Mount Gillen ©
Mount Gillen

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Daintree National Park.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Alice Springs to Port Douglas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Traveling from Alice Springs in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Port Douglas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park
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Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Visiting Roebuck Bay and Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Cable Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Gantheaume Point.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Broome trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Broome in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Broome. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Broome, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Roebuck Bay ©
Roebuck Bay

1
night
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
On the 22nd (Sun), Head underground at Lake Cave, learn about winemaking at McLeod Creek Wines, and then explore the striking landscape at Jewel Cave. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Margaret River Mouth Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Boranup, Cowaramup Bay, McLeod Creek Wines, Jewel Cave
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

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