14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Seattle
Fly:  21​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Seattle

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and finally browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne attractions website .

Seattle, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Seattle to Melbourne is 18 hours. Traveling from Seattle in April, you will find days in Melbourne are a bit warmer (68°F), and nights are about the same (50°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in April: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 84°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

2
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.
On the 14th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns travel route builder .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 15:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

1
night
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 16th (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas day trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Adventure
Find places to stay Apr 15 — 16:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island online attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island takes 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Ball's Pyramid ©
Ball's Pyramid

3
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, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and appreciate the history behind Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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