19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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19 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Leeds
+2
train + subway + Fly:  37​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
4
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  4​h
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + subway + train:  28​h
End: Leeds

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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kata Tjuta and Walpa Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning app .

Leeds, UK to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 37-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from Leeds in November: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a memorable tour with Sea Sydney Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney visit planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are little chillier, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

2
nights
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Airlie Beach trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, Airlie Beach is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island trip itinerary planning site .

You can take a bus from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island in an hour. Another option is to ride a ferry. Traveling from Airlie Beach in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Whitsunday Island, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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 7th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip maker .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Whitsunday Island to Port Douglas takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Palm Cove Beach & Spas & Wellness). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Shaolin Junk Cruises, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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