14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly + shuttle:  31​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Madrid

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 Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Spend the 31st (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's more to do: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas tour itinerary maker app .

Madrid, Spain to Port Douglas is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Madrid to Port Douglas is 9 hours. While traveling from Madrid, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kata Tjuta and Valley of the Winds. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in August, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are slightly colder (27°C), and nights are cooler (6°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

1
night
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 5th (Mon), explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, then steep yourself in history at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then admire all the interesting features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online vacation builder .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Visit The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House for their historical value. There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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