14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: San Antonio
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: San Antonio

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and make a trip to Sydney Opera House.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney itinerary builder website .

San Antonio, USA to Sydney is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Antonio to Sydney is 16 hours. Traveling from San Antonio in December, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 81°F and 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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nights
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 5th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and then get your game on at Zero Latency.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne route planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 97°F and 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at With Sugar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas holiday maker app .

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 December, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 73°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 88°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, trails, parks, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, take a memorable tour with Tours, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Cairns visit planning site .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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