15 days in South Pacific Itinerary

15 days in South Pacific Itinerary

Created using Inspirock South Pacific tour itinerary planner

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

— 3 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney holiday planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Sydney is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Traveling from Jeddah to Sydney, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Jeddah in May, with highs in Sydney at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Sydney in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Trails
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Port Douglas

— 3 nights
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, play a few rounds at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course and Restaurant, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. In May, Port Douglas is a bit warmer than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

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Cairns

— 4 nights

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 out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Spas, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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