14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Tucson
Fly:  22​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  21​h 30​min
Tucson

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip planner .

Tucson, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Tucson to Melbourne is 17 hours. In September, Melbourne is much colder than Tucson - with highs of 63°F and lows of 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
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Melbourne Museum

2
days
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 23rd (Sun), admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in September: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 83°F and lows are around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

2
days
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 25th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands, and then choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Cairns, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Fraser Island day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Cairns to Fraser Island in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

3
days
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, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney route planning site .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In September, daytime highs in Sydney are 71°F, while nighttime lows are 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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