13 days in Australia Itinerary

13 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 2 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
4
Sydney
— 3 nights

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.
Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Spend the 9th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, observe the fascinating underwater world at Cairns Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns tour itinerary planning app.

Playa del Carmen, Mexico to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 15 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Playa del Carmen in August; daily highs in Cairns reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. August in Port Douglas sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, go for a walk through Mala Walk, stroll through Kuniya Walk, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be cooler, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and finally snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): wander the streets of The Rocks, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney day trip tool.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around °C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around °C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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