14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Tampa
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  8​h 30​min
Brighton
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  6​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
Tampa

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): wander the streets of The Rocks, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then stroll through Bondi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Featherdale Wildlife Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney holiday maker .

Tampa, USA to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Tampa to Sydney is 15 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Tampa in January: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 82°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Featherdale Wildlife Park
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island
For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Fraser Island trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Fraser Island are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. On the 20th (Sun), you'll travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Tours, #Parks, #Outdoors
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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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Getting from Fraser Island to Port Douglas by combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle takes about 11 hours. In January, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 89°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Cairns

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 21st (Mon): view the masterpieces at Michael Seebeck Gallery, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art, then view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 89°F in January, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Trails, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Doongal Aboriginal Art ©
Doongal Aboriginal Art

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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 22nd (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru.

Before you visit Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cairns in January, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 99°F. You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Wed) before leaving for Brighton.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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Brighton

Brighton ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Mona, then admire the landmark architecture of Richmond Gaol, and then take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Brighton takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January: highs in Brighton hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 54°F. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brighton

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Richmond, Mona
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Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Richmond Bridge ©
Richmond Bridge

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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.
On the 26th (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach. On the next day, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne sightseeing planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Brighton to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Brighton in January, you will find days in Melbourne are somewhat warmer (81°F), and nights are about the same (58°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

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St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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