14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  17​h 30​min
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
— 1 night
Fly:  18​h
End: Los Angeles

2
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ocean Extreme as well as Kiama Blowhole. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Ocean Extreme and then kick back and relax at Manly Beach. On the next day, stroll through Bondi Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Mon) to allow time for the train ride to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

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

1
night
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
night
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 Phillip Island Wildlife Park, Wildlife Coast Cruises 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
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes William Ricketts Sanctuary as well as The Great Ocean Road. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of William Ricketts Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip 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. August in Melbourne sees daily highs of 57°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Outdoors, #Scenic Drive, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

William Ricketts Sanctuary, The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road
William Ricketts Sanctuary ©
William Ricketts Sanctuary

4
nights
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, #Outdoors

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
night
Sydney

Sydney ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Watson's Bay as well as Darling Harbour. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Watson's Bay, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and then make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney road trip tool .

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. Traveling from Hobart in August, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 66°F and lows about 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Neighborhoods, #Nature, #Parks
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Watson's Bay ©
Watson's Bay

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