14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
+2
Fly + foot + train:  17​h 45​min
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h
5
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Apollo Bay
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
End: Los Angeles

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 12th (Mon), kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach, and then stroll through Kirra Beach. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and then revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast vacation site .

Los Angeles, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Gold Coast is 18 hours. Traveling from Los Angeles in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Gold Coast, with lows around 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

1
night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 14th (Wed), stroll through Coastal walk, identify plant and animal life at Koala Hospital, and then see the interesting displays at Roto House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the striking landscape of Sea Acres Rainforest Centre Port Macquarie, and then enjoy the sea views from Tacking Point Lighthouse.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Macquarie trip planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Port Macquarie by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Gold Coast in November, expect nights in Port Macquarie to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are slightly colder, around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Coastal walk ©
Coastal walk
Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Tacking Point Lighthouse ©
Tacking Point Lighthouse

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then stroll through Bondi Beach, then kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly. On the 17th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

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Traveling by flight from Port Macquarie to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Port Macquarie in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 18th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Australia, admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John the Baptist Church. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Old Parliament House, view the masterpieces at Scott Leggo Gallery, and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

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Getting from Sydney to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 48°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Ballarat.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
National Museum of Australia ©
National Museum of Australia
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

1
night
Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Ballarat Wildlife Park, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery of Ballarat, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Wendouree.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ballarat vacation planning app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Canberra to Ballarat takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in November, expect nights in Ballarat to be about the same, around 49°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Ballarat

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Art Gallery of Ballarat ©
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Ballarat Wildlife Park ©
Ballarat Wildlife Park

3
nights
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Step out of the city life by going to Port Campbell National Park and Loch Ard Gorge. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mait's Rest and Karmic Goat Soapworks. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apollo Bay: Port Campbell (The Razorback & London Bridge). There's more to do: trek along Great Ocean Walk.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Apollo Bay vacation builder app .

Getting from Ballarat to Apollo Bay by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trip

Port Campbell
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Port Campbell National Park ©
Port Campbell National Park
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge

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