14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Boston
+4
bus + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  29​h
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 30​min
Boston

2
days
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take a peaceful walk through Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): explore the activities along Eli Creek and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Fraser Island day trip tool .

Boston, USA to Fraser Island is an approximately 29-hour combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, ferry, and car; or do a combination of train, flight, ferry, and car. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie

4
days
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Coachwood Glen Nature Trail (in Megalong Valley) and Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath). There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Point Reserve, and have fun at Cremorne Reserve.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Sydney visit website .

Getting from Fraser Island to Sydney by combination of car, ferry, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. May in Sydney sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Logan Brae Orchard, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
days
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.
On the 23rd (Wed), browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta. On the next day, hike along Kuniya Walk and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 51°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Historic Village Herberton (in Herberton) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns tour itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 82°F and lows about 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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