14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + shuttle:  19​h
1
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Mission Beach
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
4
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 day
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, look for gifts at Whileaway, then learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, and finally take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get interesting insight from Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach.

To find maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary builder tool .

Bengaluru, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Port Douglas is 4 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in July; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Thornton Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Photography Tours
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel
Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery ©

2
nights
Mission Beach

Mission Beach ©
Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
On the 4th (Thu), stop by The Pocket, take an in-depth tour of Australian Sugar Industry Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Etty Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hinchinbrook Island.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mission Beach trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Mission Beach takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

The Pocket, Etty Bay, Hinchinbrook Island, Australian Sugar Industry Museum
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Etty Bay ©
Etty Bay

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Bicentennial Walkway, contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally stop by Grotty Yachty Clothing. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Boathaven Beach and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach online trip maker .

You can drive from Mission Beach to Airlie Beach in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Kayaking & Canoeing
Spas
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track. Keep things going the next day: get your game on at Sports Club, then view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and then don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Hamilton Island trip planner .

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes an hour. In July, daytime highs in Hamilton Island are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Golf Fun & Games
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Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Spas and Scuba & Snorkeling. Venture out of the city with trips to Point Lonsdale Lighthouse (in Point Lonsdale), Quealy Winemakers (in Balnarring) and Rye Beach (in Rye). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Sorrento Back Beach.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip website .

Fly from Hamilton Island to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in July, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are colder (6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Rye, Quealy Winemakers, Scuba & Snorkeling, Point Lonsdale Lighthouse, Sorrento Back Beach
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Sorrento Back Beach ©
Sorrento Back Beach
Spas
Quealy Winemakers ©
Quealy Winemakers

1
day
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 13th (Sat): get outside with Walpa Gorge, then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Outdoors Museums Trails
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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