19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  14​h 30​min
7
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Fly:  31​h
End: Brussels


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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Brussels, Belgium to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Brussels to Cairns. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brussels in September: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Earl Hill
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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 Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Spend the 8th (Sun) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, get outside with Horses in Port, and view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

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

1
day
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip planning app .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in September, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Airlie Beach: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Lord Howe Island takes 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Australian Centre for Photography. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Sydney are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. There's lots more to do: trek along Kuniya Walk, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Maguk Gorge and Anbangbang Billabong are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Ubirr and Mirrai Lookout will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls, contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr

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