18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Doha
Fly:  25 h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
3
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Travel:  2 h 30 min
4
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
5
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Doha

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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and make a trip to Field of Light.

Make your Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Doha, Qatar to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Doha to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 6.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Doha in December, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 24°C, while days are warmer, around 42°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 21:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Dec 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

Planning Whitsunday Island trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Getting from Cairns to Whitsunday Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Whitsunday Island are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 24:
Highlights from your plan
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

1
night
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): get outside with Jetryder, thensee some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island online tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Whitsunday Island to Hamilton Island with the Route module. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Hamilton Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane sightseeing planner.

Fly from Hamilton Island to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 23°C in Brisbane. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

4
nights
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online route maker.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 31 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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