14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia itinerary planner

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, hike along Kuniya Walk, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time, which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Colombo in October, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:

Port Douglas

— 2 nights
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 5th (Tue): soak in some Japanese tradition at The Deep Retreat : Deep Yoga Studio : Deep Pilates Studio and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

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

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Baths
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Cairns

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): stroll through Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns online day trip planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:

Sydney

— 3 nights

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, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in October, with highs in Sydney at 28°C and lows at 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 11:

Melbourne

— 3 nights

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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.