8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Kuranda
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Vancouver


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1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online trip itinerary maker .

Vancouver, Canada to Brisbane is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Brisbane is 18 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Brisbane: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Fri): get great views at Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Brisbane, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Kuranda.

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

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 5th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then view the masterpieces at Terra Nova Gallery, then kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Cattana Wetlands.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kuranda trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Kuranda in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Kuranda: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Kuranda

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Yorkeys Knob Beach, Cattana Wetlands
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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Yorkeys Knob Beach ©
Yorkeys Knob Beach
Cattana Wetlands ©
Cattana Wetlands

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 6th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Kuranda to Cairns in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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