14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 2 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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney vacation maker site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. In March, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

Melbourne

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and don't miss a visit to Field of Light.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 41°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 17:

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.
On the 18th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas visit planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Douglas: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 17 — 19:

Cairns

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour planning site.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 19 — 21:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.