14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights

2
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, thenstroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, thentake in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder.

Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in March: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

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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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 27th (Fri): get outside with Horses in Port, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online trip planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Port Douglas are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in March, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, get your game on at Zero Latency, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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