8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Little Rock
taxi + Fly:  25​h
1
Hobart
— 1 day
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Broome
— 1 day
Fly:  13​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  2​h
4
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 1 night
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  23​h 45​min
End: Little Rock

1
day
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

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Little Rock, USA to Hobart is an approximately 25-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) is 16 hours. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Little Rock in September, with highs in Hobart at 60°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

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Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Diocese of Broome.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Broome trip planning website .

You can fly from Hobart to Broome in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in September: high temperatures in Broome hover around 90°F and lows are around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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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 15th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, then go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, then explore and take pictures at Uluru, and finally stroll through Kuniya Walk.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planning website .

Traveling by flight from Broome to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Broome to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Broome in September; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 83°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 16th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally explore the striking landscape of Emily Gap.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Alice Springs online travel route builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Emily Gap ©
Emily Gap

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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 17th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Alice Springs to Port Douglas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Alice Springs in September since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In September, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 66°F. On the 18th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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