19 days in Australia Itinerary

19 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights

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Cairns

Cairns ©

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 off the beaten path and head to Palm Cove Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Escape the urban bustle at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Billy Tea Safaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Spas (in Palm Cove). There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Michaelmas Cay, brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns itinerary maker tool.

Atlanta, USA to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Atlanta to Cairns, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Cairns, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
On the 7th (Mon), trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, stop by Daintree Entomological museum, then see some colorful creatures with Ocean Safari, and finally tour in harmony with nature at Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip maker app.

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 83°F during the day and 66°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Adventure · Tours · Wildlife
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Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours ©
Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours
Daintree Entomological museum ©
Daintree Entomological museum

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Port Douglas

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge Centre and Agincourt Reef. Take a break from the city and head to Opal Reef and Safaris. There's still lots to do: get some thrills on the water with Reef Sprinter, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Port Douglas trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Drive from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 83°F in September, and nighttime lows around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Walpa Gorge. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mala Walk and Kuniya Walk. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip tool.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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.
Do your shopping at ATTY Gallery and Gallery One88. Step off the beaten path and head to Blue Mountains and Wentworth Falls Lookout. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip tool.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney is 0.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September: highs in Sydney hover around 71°F, while lows dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls Lookout ©
Wentworth Falls Lookout
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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