14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coogee Beach. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and then tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Uluru and Walpa Gorge. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and make a trip to Field of Light.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
On the 9th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): look for gifts at With Sugar, then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally look for gifts at Coffee Works.

Plan a Port Douglas trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, Port Douglas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

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

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nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then tour the water at your own pace with Boab Boat Cairns.

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Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Cairns Cenotaph ©
Cairns Cenotaph

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island sightseeing planner .

Getting from Cairns to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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