14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Los Angeles
Fly:  18​h
Sydney
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Jervis Bay
— 1 night
train + Drive:  3​h
Cowes, Phillip Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Hobart
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h
Los Angeles

2
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Belmore Falls as well as Kiama Blowhole. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, then admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, then enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and finally wander the streets of Darling Harbour. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Belmore Falls.

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

Los Angeles, USA to Sydney is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 66°F and lows are around 49°F. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Kiama, Belmore Falls
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

1
day
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hyams Beach. On the 20th (Mon), trek along White Sands Walk and then enjoy the sand and surf at Hyams Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Jervis Bay travel itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Sydney to Jervis Bay in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sydney in August since evenings lows in Jervis Bay dip to 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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1
day
Cowes, Phillip Island

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wildlife Coast Cruises, Phillip Island Wildlife Park and Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Coast Cruises, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cowes day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and car from Jervis Bay to Cowes takes 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Jervis Bay in August, you will find days in Cowes are a bit cooler (57°F), and nights are about the same (45°F). You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Wed) before leaving for Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

#Wildlife, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Phillip Island Nature Parks - Penguin Parade
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Wildlife Coast Cruises ©
Wildlife Coast Cruises
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

2
days
Melbourne

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
The Great Ocean Road has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of car and train. In August, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 57°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road

4
days
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Maria Island National Park, Macquarie Island and Wild Ocean Tasmania. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Wicked Cheese Co. and The Sensory Tasmania. It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.

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Fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, daytime highs in Hobart are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

#Parks, #Nature, #Adventure

Side Trips

Richmond, Tasmania, Wild Ocean Tasmania
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Maria Island National Park ©
Maria Island National Park
The Wicked Cheese Co. ©
The Wicked Cheese Co.
Macquarie Island ©
Macquarie Island

1
day
Sydney

Sydney ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Hobart in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 66°F and lows reach 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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