18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

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

3
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Head to Maguk Gorge and Kakadu National parkfor plenty of shopping. Step out of the city life by going to Ubirr and Gunlom Waterfall Creek. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong and contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip tool .

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Kakadu National park ©
Kakadu National park

1
night
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 29th (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds. On your second day here, hike along Kuniya Walk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 30:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Behana Gorge Waterfall. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Esplanade Boardwalk and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, stop by Cairns Central Shopping Centre, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Rusty's Market.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip builder tool .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you will find days in Cairns are somewhat warmer (30°C), and nights are much warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Head to Safaris and Hartley's Crocodile Adventuresfor some retail therapy.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip maker website .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a 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 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

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

4
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 to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Darling Harbour. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy breathtaking views from Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. On the 10th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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