14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Spokane
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Spokane

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip app .

Spokane, USA to Sydney is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Spokane to Sydney is 18 hours. Traveling from Spokane in February, expect Sydney to be much hotter, temps between 80°F and 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Wed): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip app .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in February since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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 14th (Fri), stroll through Kuniya Walk, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and then get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 98°F and 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

1
night
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 16th (Sun): look for gifts at With Sugar, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, plan for slightly colder days in Port Douglas, with highs around 88°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, trails, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get interesting insight from Tours, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

Plan trip to Cairns with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in February, and nighttime lows around 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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