14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  16​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Dubai

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Torquay and see The Great Ocean Road, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Melbourne is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Melbourne is 6 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
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, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find reviews and more tourist information, use the Sydney online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by With Sugar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally browse the exhibits of Ngarru Gallery.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns road trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
nights
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, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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