14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  21​h 45​min
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
bus + ferry:  5​h
Magnetic Island
— 1 night
+3
ferry + bus + Fly + bus:  7​h
Byron Bay
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Glenview
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Fraser Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Blue Mountains National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Amsterdam

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones and then tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In July, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then stroll through Whitehaven Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Whitsunday Island takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Cairns in July since evenings lows in Whitsunday Island dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Magnetic Island.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

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Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): tour the water at your own pace with Pilgrim Sailing.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Magnetic Island trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and ferry from Whitsunday Island to Magnetic Island in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 17°C in Magnetic Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Byron Bay.

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Pilgrim Sailing ©
Pilgrim Sailing

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hours
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Byron Bay day trip site .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and bus from Magnetic Island to Byron Bay takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Traveling from Magnetic Island in July, things will get a bit cooler in Byron Bay: highs are around 24°C and lows about 7°C. On the 13th (Fri), you're off toGold Coast.

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast online visit planner .

Getting from Byron Bay to Gold Coast by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Byron Bay in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 11°C in Gold Coast. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel to Glenview.

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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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Glenview

Glenview ©
For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Glenview trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Glenview takes 2 hours. July in Glenview sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 15th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Glenview

#Shopping, #Museums

Side Trip

Art on Cairncross
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Opals Down Under ©
Opals Down Under
Art on Cairncross ©
Art on Cairncross

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island
For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Fraser Island trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Glenview to Fraser Island. July in Fraser Island sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C at night. You'll set off for Blue Mountains National Park on the 16th (Mon).

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Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, stop by Rick Rutherford's Country, then explore and take pictures at The National Pass, and finally admire all the interesting features of Pulpit Rock Lookout.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Blue Mountains National Park online journey builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Fraser Island to Blue Mountains National Park. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Fraser Island in July; daily highs in Blue Mountains National Park reach 20°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Trails

Side Trips

Rick Rutherford's Country, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Australian National Maritime Museum and Sydney Opera House. Museum-lovers will get to explore Brett Whiteley Studio and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, get engrossed in the history at The Rocks Discovery Museum, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery.

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Traveling by car from Blue Mountains National Park to Sydney takes 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in July, with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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