18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
2
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
4
Cape Tribulation
— 3 nights
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
7
Perth
— 2 nights

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of The Rocks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

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Belgrade, Serbia to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. September in Sydney sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 5:
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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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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
On the 6th (Sun), take a leisurely stroll along The Pier and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Hervey Bay trip website.

Fly from Sydney to Hervey Bay in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. While traveling from Sydney, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Hervey Bay, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 6:
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Pier ©
The Pier

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Cairns in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Hervey Bay in September, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 8:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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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.
Cape Tribulation is known for adventure, nature, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a short side trip with D'Arcy of Daintree 4WD Tours, trek along Dubuji Boardwalk, trot along with a tour on horseback, and relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Farm.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Cape Tribulation online day trip planner.

Drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:
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Ocean Safari ©
Ocean Safari
Marrdja Botanical Walk ©
Marrdja Botanical Walk
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

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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 12th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas online tour planner.

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 13:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 17th (Thu), contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, take an in-depth tour of The Nostalgia Box Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and finally make a trip to Winthrop Hall.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, you will find days in Perth are little chillier (24°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
The Nostalgia Box Museum ©
The Nostalgia Box Museum

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