14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  17​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Hervey Bay
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Alice Springs
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Katherine
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
7
Exmouth
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h
End: Doha

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): wander the streets of The Rocks, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sydney road trip planning website .

Doha, Qatar to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 7 hours. Traveling from Doha in August, things will get colder in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hervey Bay.

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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

1
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Hervey Bay

With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Hervey Bay travel route builder app .

You can fly from Sydney to Hervey Bay in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in August, you will find days in Hervey Bay are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Esplanade ©
Esplanade

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then take an in-depth tour of Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Alice Springs trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Hervey Bay to Alice Springs in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Alice Springs when traveling from Hervey Bay in August, with lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Anzac Hill ©
Anzac Hill

2
nights
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the striking landscape at Katherine Gorge, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then explore and take pictures at Katherine Outback Experience. On your second day here, take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs and then admire the sheer force of Edith Falls.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Katherine sightseeing planner.

Getting from Alice Springs to Katherine by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in August; daily highs in Katherine reach 38°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Nature Parks Outdoors
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Katherine Outback Experience ©
Katherine Outback Experience
Edith Falls ©
Edith Falls
Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs

2
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. On your second day here, examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, then take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility, and then make a splash at Wave Lagoon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Darwin online road trip planner .

Drive from Katherine to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Darwin when traveling from Katherine in August, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

2
nights
Broome

A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point, then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then stroll the grounds of Japanese Cemetery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Broome planning app .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Broome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin to Broome, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Darwin in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Broome, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

1
night
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): enjoy the sea views from Vlamingh Head Lighthouse, explore the activities along Yardie Creek, and then see some colorful creatures with Turquoise Bay. Here are some ideas for day two: see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef and then meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Exmouth trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and car from Broome to Exmouth takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Broome in August; daily highs in Exmouth reach 31°C and lows reach 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse ©
Vlamingh Head Lighthouse
Yardie Creek ©
Yardie Creek

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