18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip maker

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Cairns
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Darwin
— 2 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Birdworld Kuranda will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Barron Falls) and Spas (in Palm Cove). It doesn't end there: learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Cairns is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Dhaka City to Cairns, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. April in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 6 — 10:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Mossman Gorge Centre and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get in touch with nature at Agincourt Reef and Safaris. There's still lots to do: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

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

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for the flight to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

Kangaroo Island

— 2 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 14th (Wed), stroll through Seal Bay Conservation Park, stroll through Raptor Domain, and then sample the fine beverages at Kangaroo Island Spirits. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Emu Ridge Eucalyptus and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Kangaroo Island route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Kangaroo Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Kangaroo Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. Visiting Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, stop by The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Sydney. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 15 — 18:

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.
Visiting Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Uluru will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Field of Light and Kuniya Walk. The adventure continues: take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney in April, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to fly to Darwin.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 18 — 21:

Darwin

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, cast your line with a fishing tour, and then stroll through Crocosaurus Cove. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): cool off at Wave Lagoon and then take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Darwin road trip planning website.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Darwin: highs are around 38°C and lows about 28°C. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Find places to stay Apr 21 — 23:

Australia travel guide

4.6
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.