14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Sydney travel route planning tool.

San Antonio, USA to Sydney is an approximately 22.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from San Antonio to Sydney, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from San Antonio in December, with highs in Sydney at 81°F and lows at 65°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
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): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then get your game on at Zero Latency.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Melbourne travel planning app.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Melbourne, with lows of 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then explore and take pictures at Uluru, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 97°F and 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can 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
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

2
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): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at With Sugar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

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Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: highs in Port Douglas hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 73°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
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Cairns is known for wildlife, adventure, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, take a memorable tour with Tours, and trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner.

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in December, and nighttime lows around 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time 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
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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