7 days in Australia Itinerary

7 days in Australia Itinerary

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7 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Kuranda
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Yulara
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Vancouver

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

Vancouver, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 18 hour difference. In October, Cairns is much warmer than Vancouver - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kuranda.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
Kuranda

Kuranda ©
Kuranda is a town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in the Shire of Mareeba, Far North Queensland, Australia. On the 4th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda, take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Kuranda, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Saviour's Anglican Church Kuranda, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Barron Falls.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kuranda road trip website .

You can drive from Cairns to Kuranda in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. October in Kuranda sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Barron Falls ©
Barron Falls

1
night
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
On the 5th (Sat), stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally admire all the interesting features of Uluru.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Yulara trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Kuranda to Yulara takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kuranda in October, expect nights in Yulara to be little chillier, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 39°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 6th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Old Government House, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Yulara to Brisbane by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Yulara in October, plan for little chillier days in Brisbane, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane

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