14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

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


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.
For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip builder site .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Copenhagen to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Adventure Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
On the 6th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then browse the exhibits of Des Spencer Galleries.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas vacation builder tool .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

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

1
night
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 8th (Fri), stroll through Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore and take pictures at Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Clovelly. There's much more to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. Old Melbourne Gaol and Parliament House of Victoria will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity College Chapel, and take a memorable tour with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online itinerary planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 16°C. You will leave for home on the 16th (Sat).

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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