11 days in Australia Itinerary

11 days in Australia Itinerary

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11 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Montevideo
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Montevideo

2
nights
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 16th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Gallo DairyLand, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda, look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns road trip planner .

Montevideo, Uruguay to Cairns is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Montevideo to Cairns, you'll lose 13 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Montevideo in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Atherton Tablelands ©
Atherton Tablelands
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Shark Diving

2
nights
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.
Safaris has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, head outdoors with Horses in Port, then hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, then capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef, browse the exhibits of Ngarru Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. August in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Photography Tours, Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Safaris
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Photography Tours

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Do your shopping at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre and Robina Town Shopping Centre. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Burleigh Head National Park and Burleigh Heads Beach. Step out of Gold Coast to go to Byron Bay and see Cape Byron Walking Track, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. Spend the 21st (Wed) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. It doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, things will get slightly colder in Gold Coast: highs are around 25°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Cape Byron Walking Track
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

2
nights
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 23rd (Fri): take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, steep yourself in history at Cascade Brewery, see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, then get great views at Constitution Dock, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally snap pictures at Richmond Bridge. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and then contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart road trip app .

Getting from Gold Coast to Hobart by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in August, with highs in Hobart at 15°C and lows at 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Richmond Bridge
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Hobart Convict Penitentiary ©
Hobart Convict Penitentiary
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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