14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Darwin
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  5​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Manchester

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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. Spend the 4th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

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

Darwin to Port Douglas is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a bus. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

4
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Relax by the water at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Horseshoe Bay. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Speed Boats Tours. Change things up with a short trip to Grays Bay in Bowen (about 1h 20 min away). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography Gallery, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. January in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Bowen
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Speed Boats Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, and then take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney road trip tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Sydney in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in January since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nightlife
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
On the 11th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Thomas Aquinas' Church, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally don't miss a visit to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour itinerary maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in January since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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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 13th (Mon), hike along Kuniya Walk, make a trip to Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take some stellar pictures from Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): go for a walk through Field of Light, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 43°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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