14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Shanghai
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Shanghai

5
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.
Head to Village Gallery and Underart Galleryfor some retail therapy. You'll get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Four Mile Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton), Port Douglas (Studio 49 Artisan Gallery & Des Spencer Galleries) and Daintree Discovery Centre (in Cow Bay). Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art, admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns visit planner.

Shanghai, China to Cairns is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Shanghai to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Shanghai in February, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton, Daintree Discovery Centre, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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 your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker app .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in February, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

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
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

4
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, view the masterpieces at ATTY Gallery, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and don't miss a visit to Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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