18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia itinerary planner

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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Hobart
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Darwin
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Port Douglas Horse Riding. Get a sense of the local culture at Daintree Discovery Centre and Port Douglas Court House Museum. Let the collections at Daintree Entomological museum and Ngarru Gallery capture your imagination. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Cow Bay and see Walu Wugirriga Lookout, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Port Douglas is an approximately 25.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Stockholm to Port Douglas. Traveling from Stockholm in June, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Childrens Museums

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Cairns

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and KickArts Contemporary Arts. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St Monica's Cathedral and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Mareeba (Mareeba Heritage Museum and Visitor Information Centre & Granite Gorge Nature Park). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Samurai Gallery Australia, view the masterpieces at Cairns Art Gallery, and admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns online itinerary builder.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

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Sydney

— 2 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.
On the 8th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at North Head Sanctuary, then contemplate the long history of Anzac Memorial, and then admire the masterpieces at Customs House. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery and then wander the streets of The Rocks.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip maker site.

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

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Hobart

— 2 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

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.
On the 10th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of St. David's Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Narryna Heritage Museum, and then take a leisurely stroll along Constitution Dock. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Channel Museum and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Raptor Refuge.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hobart trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Hobart in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get little chillier in Hobart: highs are around 15°C and lows about 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Kuniya Walk. Get a sense of the local culture at Mala Walk and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner.

Getting from Hobart to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Hobart to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in June: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Darwin.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
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Darwin

— 3 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get some historical perspective at Burnett House and St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Darwin Military Museum and Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Road Masters House Museum, join the crowd at Hidden Valley Motor Sports Complex, stroll through Casuarina Coastal Reserve, and examine the collection at 1934 Qantas Hangar.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Darwin online road trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin in 4 hours. Another option is to drive. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, with highs in Darwin at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.