14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Cleveland
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Alice Springs
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Cleveland

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, get a sense of history and politics at City Hall, then browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, then explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: take in the waterfront at Eagle Street Pier, snap pictures at Story Bridge, and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip planning site .

Cleveland, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. Traveling from Cleveland to Brisbane, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Cleveland in April: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 78°F and lows are around 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Museums
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens
Suncorp Stadium
Suncorp Stadium

2
nights
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Balloon Rides and Muddy's Playground. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Spas & Agincourt Reef). Spend the 18th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Australian Leather Company.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns itinerary planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in April; daily highs in Cairns reach 85°F and lows reach 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Balloon Rides
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

3
nights
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve and The Kangaroo Sanctuary. And it doesn't end there: take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, explore the engaging exhibits at Megafauna Central - Museum and Art Gallery of NT, head outdoors with Ellery Creek Big Hole, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Finke Gorge National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip maker website .

Fly from Cairns to Alice Springs in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 55°F in Alice Springs. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blue Mountains and Room Escape Games. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Katoomba (Wentworth Falls & Bridal Veil Falls) and Lincoln's Rock (in Blue Mountains National Park). Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney tour builder tool .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Alice Springs in April: highs in Sydney hover around 73°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Nature

Side Trips

Katoomba, Lincoln's Rock
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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