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Uluru, Australia - Australia itineraryAn action-packed two weeks in Australia, which offers buzzing cities, famous sights and exquisite beaches. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget.

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Luxury Great Ocean Road, Australia
1 โœˆTo Melbourne (Book >) Dep: Afternoon ๐Ÿจ In flight!
2 Arr: Evening ๐ŸจCrown Towers (Book >) All hotels >
Book your transfer from the airport.
3 One of the best things to do in cultural, characterful Melbourne is to stroll around the city centre and riverfront, which may be all you feel like doing after that long flight.ย St. Paul’s Cathedral, theย City Circle Tram and the National Gallery of Victoria are all well worth seeing. You will need a visa for this Australia itinerary. More info here.
4 ๐Ÿš—Melbourne to Port Fairy drive (Hire car >) Dep: 10:00 Arr: 17:00 ๐ŸจDrift House (Book >) All hotels >
Today you’ll be driving along the famous Great Ocean Road with its scenic views, shipwrecks, rainforests, sandy beaches and cute coastal villages. Allow time to stop off and enjoy! Melbourne can experience a huge range of weather in one day – come prepared.
5 ๐Ÿš—Port Fairy to Adelaide drive Dep: 08:00 Arr: 16:00 ๐ŸจMayfair Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Historic Port Fairy is a wonderful place to wake up in. You can either spend a little more time on the Great Ocean Road or take a short diversion to see the Grampians National Park. There are many places to see along the way on the Great Ocean Road so be sure to take your time.
6 ๐Ÿš„Adelaide to Alice Springs train (Book >) Dep: 12:15 ๐ŸจTrain All hotels >
Stroll around Victoria Square and Hahndorf before boarding the train. If you have a spare day then consider adding a trip to Kangaroo Island.
7 ๐Ÿš„Adelaide to Alice Springs train
๐Ÿš—Alice Springs to Uluru drive (Hire car >)
Dep: 14:00 Arr: 13:45

Arr: 19:30

๐ŸจLongitude 131 (Book >) All hotels >
Arrive in time to transfer to Uluru where you can enjoy a spectacular sunset if travelling December-February. You can see a map of the sunset and sunrise areas here.
8 โœˆMutitjulu(Ayers Rock) to Cairns flight (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Afternoon ๐ŸจThe Reef Hotel (Book >) All hotels >
Wake up in time to catch sunrise and stroll around (not up!) Uluru before catching your flight. You’ll arrive in Cairns in time for an evening stroll along the waterfront. Pack a good filter water bottle.
9-10 Two full days to go snorkelling above the Great Barrier Reef, visit Fitzroy Island and ride the SkyRail Rainforest Cableway. The sun is incredibly strong here, fortunately sun cream is cheap in Australia.
11 โœˆCairns to Sydney flight (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon ๐ŸจThe Langham (Book >) All hotels >
Relax at a cafรฉ or pub in The Rocks, stroll along Darling Harbour and admire the view from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. The Queen Victoria building is a good place to find lunch.
12 Take a ferry to Manly or hop in a taxi to Bondi. If you’ve already had enough of the city then embark on a day trip to the Blue Mountains. Book your Opera House tickets here.
13 โœˆSydney to home (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Afternoon (next day) Connect this Australia itinerary with the Fiji & Samoa, New Zealand North or New Zealand South itinerary
You have another day in which to enjoy the Sydney sights. Book your airport transfer here.
Mid-range Sydney, Australia
1 โœˆTo Melbourne (Book >) Dep: Afternoon ๐Ÿจ In flight!
2 Arr: Evening ๐ŸจTreasury on Collins (Book >) All hotels >
Book your transfer from the airport.
3 One of the best things to do in cultural, characterful Melbourne is to stroll around the city centre and riverfront, which may be all you feel like doing after that long flight. St. Paul’s Cathedral, the City Circle Tram and the National Gallery of Victoria are all well worth seeing. You will need a visa for this Australia itinerary. More info here.
4 ๐Ÿš—Melbourne to Port Fairy drive (Hire car >) Dep: 10:00 Arr: 17:00 ๐ŸจComfort Inn (Book >) All hotels >
Today you’ll be driving along the famous Great Ocean Road with its scenic views, shipwrecks, rainforests, sandy beaches and cute coastal villages. Allow time to stop off and enjoy! Melbourne can experience a huge range of weather in one day – come prepared.
5 ๐Ÿš—Port Fairy to Adelaide drive Dep: 08:00 Arr: 16:00 ๐ŸจAdina Adelaide Treasury (Book >) All hotels >
Historic Port Fairy is a wonderful place to wake up in. You can either spend a little more time on the Great Ocean Road or take a short diversion to see the Grampians National Park. There are many places to see along the way on the Great Ocean Road so be sure to take your time.
6 ๐Ÿš„Adelaide to Alice Springs train (Book >) Dep: 12:15 ๐ŸจTrain All hotels >
Stroll around Victoria Square and Hahndorf before boarding the train. If you have a spare day then consider adding a trip to Kangaroo Island.
7 ๐Ÿš„Adelaide to Alice Springs train
๐Ÿš—Alice Springs to Uluru drive (Hire car >)
Dep: 14:00 Arr: 13:45

Arr: 19:30

๐ŸจLongitude 131 (Book >) All hotels >
Arrive in time to drive to Uluru where you can enjoy a spectacular sunset if travelling December-February. You can see a map of the sunset and sunrise areas here.
8 โœˆMutitjulu(Ayers Rock) to Cairns flight (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Afternoon ๐ŸจJack & Newell Holiday Apartments (Book >) All hotels >
Wake up in time to catch sunrise and stroll around (not up!) Uluru before catching your flight. You’ll arrive in Cairns in time for an evening stroll along the waterfront. Pack a good filter water bottle.
9-10 Two full days to go snorkelling above the Great Barrier Reef, visit Fitzroy Island and ride the SkyRail Rainforest Cableway. The sun is incredibly strong here, fortunately sun cream is cheap in Australia.
11 โœˆCairns to Sydney flight (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon ๐ŸจOvolo 1888 Darling Harbour
(Book >)
All hotels >
Relax at a cafรฉ or pub in The Rocks, stroll along Darling Harbour and admire the view from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. The Queen Victoria building is a good place to find lunch.
12 Take a ferry to Manly or hop in a taxi to Bondi. If you’ve already had enough of the city then embark on a day trip to the Blue Mountains. Book your Opera House tickets here.
13 โœˆSydney to home (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Afternoon (next day) Connect this Australia itinerary with the Fiji & Samoa, New Zealand North or New Zealand South itinerary
You have another day in which to enjoy the Sydney sights. Book your airport transfer here.
Budget Byron Bay, Australia
1 โœˆTo Melbourne (Book >) Dep: Afternoon ๐Ÿจ In flight!
2 Arr: Evening ๐ŸจThe Mansion Melbourne (Book >) All hostels >
Take the Skybus from the airport.
3 One of the best things to do in cultural, characterful Melbourne is to stroll around the city centre and riverfront, which may be all you feel like doing after that long flight. St. Paul’s Cathedral, the City Circle Tram and the National Gallery of Victoria are all well worth seeing. You will need a visa for this Australia itinerary. More info here.
4 ๐ŸšŒMelbourne to Port Campbell bus (Book tour >) Dep: 07:40 Arr: Evening ๐ŸจTour hostel
Join a backpackers tour along the famous Great Ocean Road with its scenic views, shipwrecks, rainforests, sandy beaches and cute coastal villages. Your tour price includes meals, accommodation and national park entry fees.
5 ๐ŸšŒPort Campbell to Melbourne bus Dep: Morning Arr: 19:00 ๐ŸจThe Mansion Melbourne (Book >) All hostels >
Your tour continues along the Great Ocean Road then heads inland to take in the impressive Grampians National Park The weather can change rapidly in Melbourne – come prepared.
6 โœˆMelbourne to Mutitjulu (Ayers Rock) flight (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Morning ๐ŸจOutback Pioneer Lodge (Book >) All hotels >
You’ll arrive in time to enjoy sunset at Uluru. You can see a map of the sunset and sunrise areas here.
7 โœˆMutitjulu(Ayers Rock) to Cairns flight (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Afternoon ๐ŸจTravellers Oasis (Book >) All hostels >
Wake up in time to catch sunrise and stroll around (not up!) Uluru before catching your flight. You’ll arrive in Cairns in time for an evening stroll along the waterfront. The sun is incredibly strong here, fortunately sun cream is cheap in Australia.
8 Go snorkelling above the Great Barrier Reef and ride the SkyRail Rainforest Cableway. Do not touch the reef when snorkelling.
9 โœˆCairns to Brisbane flight (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon ๐ŸจBrisbane Quarters
(Book >)
All hostels >
Brisvegas is fun to explore by bicycle, as well as from a river cruise. See the galleries and museums of the Cultural Centre or visit the Lone Pine koala sanctuary. A Go Card can save you money if taking public transport in the city.
10 ๐ŸšŒBrisbane to Byron Bay bus (Book >) Dep: 09:20 Arr: 12:45 ๐ŸจWake Up! Byron Beach
(Book >)
All hostels >
Beautiful Byron Bay has the perfect beach on which to relax, or how about signing up to a surf school? Swim between the red and yellow flags.
11 ๐ŸšŒByron Bay to Sydney bus (Book >) Dep: 18:20 ๐ŸจBus
Another day to enjoy the bay. I recommend taking a kayaking trip to see the dolphins or – if you’re lucky – a humpback whale. Grab some food for tonight’s journey. There is usually a festival or event happening in Byron. Check out this calendar.
12 ๐ŸšŒByron Bay to Sydney bus Arr: 07:10 ๐ŸจWake Up! Sydney Central
(Book >)
All hostels >
Relax at a cafรฉ or pub in The Rocks, stroll along Darling Harbour and admire the view from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. If you prefer to stay near the beach then I can recommend Wake Up! Bondi Beach hostel.
13 Take a ferry to Manly or hop in a taxi to Bondi. If you’ve already had enough of the city then embark on a day trip to the Blue Mountains. Take a free walking tour to get to know the city.
14 โœˆSydney to home (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Afternoon (next day) Connect this Australia itinerary with the Fiji & Samoa, New Zealand North or New Zealand South itinerary
You have another day in which to enjoy the Sydney sights. Take the Airport Link to the airport.

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