14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Thu): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Jakarta in May, plan for slightly colder days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 28°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough 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
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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 31st (Fri): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In May, Melbourne is little chillier than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Tours Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get curious at Questacon, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament of Australia, and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Canberra visit planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Melbourne in June since evenings lows in Canberra dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In June, Sydney is a bit warmer than Canberra - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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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 6th (Thu), take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in June: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

3
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.
Spend the 8th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 10th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns itinerary planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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