14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Orleans
Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: New Orleans

3
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Historic Village Herberton and Bones and Jones. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove), Safaris (in Port Douglas) and The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre (in Atherton). Spend the 26th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns route planner.

New Orleans, USA to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Orleans in October: highs in Cairns hover around 85°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Safaris, Historic Village Herberton, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, The Bat Hospital Visitor Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

2
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Crocosaurus Cove, then see the interesting displays at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and then take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

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Fly from Cairns to Darwin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Darwin: highs are around 92°F and lows about 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

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 and Walpa Gorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Darwin in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows of 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can 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
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Old Melbourne Gaol and St. Patrick's Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in November: highs in Melbourne hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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