14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Memphis
Fly:  29​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Memphis

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns route planner.

Memphis, USA to Cairns is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Memphis to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Memphis in July: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 79°F and lows are around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

2
nights
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 1st (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Port Douglas in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 74°F, while lows dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
night
Melbourne

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 6th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and then get your game on at Zero Latency.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 57°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Spend the 10th (Sat) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation builder tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 66°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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