14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Wichita
Fly:  31​h
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Wichita

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): explore the activities along Lake McKenzie and then contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Eli Creek and then enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island driving holiday tool .

Wichita, USA to Fraser Island is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) is 16 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Wichita in August, with highs in Fraser Island at 74°F and lows at 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

2
days
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.
On the 5th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and shuttle from Fraser Island to Port Douglas takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, ferry, train, and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fraser Island in August: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 80°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Shaolin Junk Cruises. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Spas & Wellness).

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Cairns itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

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Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Cairns, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 74°F to lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coogee Beach will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 66°F to lows of 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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