7 days in Australia Itinerary

7 days in Australia Itinerary

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7 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h
4
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Shanghai

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Barefoot Tours as well as Scuba & Snorkeling. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Barefoot Tours, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and finally enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Shanghai, China to Cairns is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Shanghai to Cairns, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Shanghai in February, things will get warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Barefoot Tours ©
Barefoot Tours
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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.
On the 4th (Mon), learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, then view the masterpieces at Janbal Gallery, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas travel planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Museums

Side Trips

Mossman, Mossman Gorge
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Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Janbal Gallery ©
Janbal Gallery
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery

1
day
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 5th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk.

To find ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey builder .

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in February: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 6th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Adelaide Oval, appreciate the extensive heritage of North Terrace, then steep yourself in history at Carrick Hill, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Waterfall Gully.

For where to stay and other tourist information, read Adelaide planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. In February, Adelaide is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Carrick Hill ©
Carrick Hill
Adelaide Oval ©
Adelaide Oval
North Terrace ©
North Terrace

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in February, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching

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