14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  2​h
2
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Port Macquarie
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  8​h
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Pune

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Pune, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from Pune to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

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nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 14th (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Road Transport Hall of Fame, get great views at Anzac Hill, then get engrossed in the history at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Alice Springs can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Museums
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

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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.
On the 16th (Tue), snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney road trip site .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in July, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path, then trek along Coastal walk, then identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and finally enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then see the interesting displays at Roto House.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Macquarie trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Port Macquarie by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Sydney, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Port Macquarie, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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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 20th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, and then hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, and then stop by With Sugar.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Port Macquarie to Port Douglas in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect much warmer weather when traveling from Port Macquarie in July: highs in Port Douglas hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Mossman Gorge, Photography Tours
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Photography Tours
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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nights
Darwin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Darwin trip builder site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in July, expect nights in Darwin to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

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