14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  15 h 45 min
End: Amritsar

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Amritsar, India to Cairns is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Amritsar to Cairns, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Amritsar in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 36°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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.
On the 28th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On your second day here, look for gifts at With Sugar, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip maker website.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

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

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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 2nd (Thu): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): ponder the world of politics at Parliament House of Victoria, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, then appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip builder tool.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

4
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, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney itinerary planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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