14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Adelaide
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online vacation builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Historic Sites

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EscapeXperience ©
EscapeXperience
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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Adelaide

Adelaide
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Sat), appreciate the history behind Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk, get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Diving Adelaide, and finally admire the masterpieces at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at The Rundle Mall Pigs, stop by Unique Opal Mine Pty Ltd, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, then test your problem-solving skills at Escaplex Escape Rooms, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at River Torrens Linear Park Trail.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Adelaide takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. January in Adelaide sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Migration Museum
Migration Museum
Diving Adelaide ©
Diving Adelaide
Escaplex Escape Rooms ©
Escaplex Escape Rooms

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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.
On the 4th (Mon), go for a walk through Mala Walk, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then trek along Kuniya Walk.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip site.

Fly from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Adelaide - with highs of 43°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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 6th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas attractions planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Douglas, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
On the 8th (Fri), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online holiday planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Cairns, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

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Scuba & Snorkeling

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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

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 9th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Airlie Beach trip website.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Cairns to Airlie Beach in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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Scuba & Snorkeling

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