14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel planner

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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Torquay
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Sydney

— 4 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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney tour builder site.

Salt Lake City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Sydney due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Salt Lake City in September, plan for slightly colder days in Sydney, with highs around 71°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Torquay

— 2 nights
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
The Great Ocean Road has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

Before you visit Torquay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Torquay takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit cooler in Torquay: highs are around 63°F and lows about 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 4 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, go for a walk through Mala Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip app.

You can fly from Torquay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Torquay to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Torquay in September; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 83°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

Port Douglas

— 1 night
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): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our 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 October, plan for a bit cooler days in Port Douglas, with highs around 85°F, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
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Cairns

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairns travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.