14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Shenzhen
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Taxi + Bus:  5​h 45​min
4
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+3
Ferry + Foot + Fly + Shuttle:  5​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Shenzhen

2
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.
Get outdoors at Uluru and Valley of the Winds. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mutitjulu Waterhole and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. There's lots more to do: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, trek along Kuniya Walk, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

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Shenzhen, China to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Shenzhen to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Shenzhen in January, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are much warmer (43°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, examine the collection at HMAS Castlemaine, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne tour itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites
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Balloon Rides
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach vacation website .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Airlie Beach, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 30th (Thu), take an exotic tour of a safari tour and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Horses in Port, then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip planner.

Do a combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
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 1st (Sat): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planning website .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in January, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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