14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Cairns
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Sydney — 3 nights

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coogee Beach and Clovelly Beach. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip tool.

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from London to Sydney, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Lord Howe Island.
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Lord Howe Island — 2 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach and then stroll through Ned's Beach.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 0.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Port Douglas.
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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 7th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with Shaolin Port Douglas.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas day trip website.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas is minus 0.5 hours. In October in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Outback Cycling. Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Kuniya Walk, then head outdoors with Outback Cycling, and then stroll through Uluru.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Port Douglas in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can fly to Cairns.
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Cairns — 1 night

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 12th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Cairns are little chillier (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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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.