14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Houston
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Houston

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Palm Cove Beach about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, and take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Cairns holiday planner .

Houston, USA to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in June; daily highs in Cairns reach 79°F and lows reach 66°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Tranquility Falls (in Daintree) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and head outdoors with Horses in Port.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas sightseeing planning site .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Tranquility Falls, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. There's lots more to do: trek along Kuniya Walk, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, and head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in June, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit cooler (67°F), and nights are much colder (44°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: stroll through Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 50°F in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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