14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + shuttle + bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Torquay
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

1
night
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 22nd (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Adventure Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 23rd (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

Start your trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairns in December, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

1
day
Torquay

Torquay
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at 13th Beach and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Torquay trip maker website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Torquay by combination of flight, shuttle, and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Torquay: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Beaches

Side Trip

13th Beach
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
13th Beach ©
13th Beach

3
nights
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, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning app .

Getting from Torquay to Melbourne by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney sightseeing app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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