14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Seattle
+2
shuttle + subway + Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Seattle

2
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove--about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, do some two-wheel cruising with Trail Bike Adventures, and look for all kinds of wild species at Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns day trip site .

Seattle, USA to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 18 hours. Traveling from Seattle in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 66°F in Cairns. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree National Park. Spend the 16th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas road trip planning site .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge, Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On your second day here, get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder tool .

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 June, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be colder, around 44°F, while days are slightly colder, around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Coogee Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney online trip planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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

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