14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Washington DC

3
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 17th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

Washington DC, USA to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Washington DC to Cairns. Traveling from Washington DC in April, expect nights in Cairns to be much hotter, around 72°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 85°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): trek along Kuniya Walk, explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then get outside with Walpa Gorge, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online travel planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit cooler at night with lows of 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Visit Old Melbourne Gaol and Wesley Church Melbourne for their historical value. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne tour itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 68°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
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 a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 59°F. On the 28th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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