14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly + shuttle:  29​h
1
Port Douglas
— 1 night
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  14​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Mexico City

1
night
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 10th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, look for gifts at With Sugar, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planning app .

Mexico City, Mexico to Port Douglas is an approximately 29-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Mexico City to Port Douglas, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Port Douglas. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 12th (Fri), examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong. Here are some ideas for day two: delve into the distant past at Ubirr and then explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary maker website .

Getting from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of shuttle, flight, and bus takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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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.
On the 14th (Sun), hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then wander the streets of Degraves Street. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central, then see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally explore the world behind art at Craft Victoria.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Melbourne online visit planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Neighborhoods Shopping
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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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.
Visit Manly Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. Appreciate the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder app .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Outdoors Parks
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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