14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
3
Whitsunday Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

4
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 itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Featherdale Wildlife Park (in Blacktown) and Katoomba (Katoomba Cascades & Canyoning & Rappelling Tours). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning app .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Katoomba, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get interesting insight from Tours, go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

Plan trip to Airlie Beach with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Waterskiing & Jetskiing

2
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 20th (Mon), head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park. On the next day, kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach and then contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island by bus takes about an hour. Other options: ride a ferry. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 23rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, then look for gifts at Annie's Ladies Boutique, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

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You can fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 24th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas route planner.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. January in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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