14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Blackheath
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Yamba
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Sydney

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. Visiting Manly Beach and Coogee Beach will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Freshwater Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Newport Beach.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney travel planning site .

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Taronga Zoo, Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Blackheath

Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then take in the views from Lennox Bridge, then learn about winemaking at Hillbilly Cider, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Govetts Leap, do a tasting at Dryridge Estate, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Blackheath online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Blackheath takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yamba.

Things to do in Blackheath

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Leura, Katoomba, Lennox Bridge, The Blue Mountains Botanic Garden, Hillbilly Cider
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Dryridge Estate ©
Dryridge Estate
Hillbilly Cider ©
Hillbilly Cider

2
nights
Yamba

Yamba ©
Yamba is a town in northern New South Wales, Australia at the mouth of the Clarence River. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Yamba Museum, kick back and relax at Pippi Beach, then kick back and relax at Main Beach Yamba, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spooky Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Kitchen To Table Pty Ltd, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church Cathedral, then learn about all things military at Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum, and finally examine the collection at New Italy.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Yamba route website .

Drive from Blackheath to Yamba in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In January in Yamba, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Yamba

Outdoors Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Christ Church Cathedral, Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome Heritage Aviation Museum, Spooky Beach, New Italy
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Pippi Beach ©
Pippi Beach
Spooky Beach ©
Spooky Beach
Christ Church Cathedral ©
Christ Church Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dicky Beach.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

You can drive from Yamba to Brisbane in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Dicky Beach, Wolston Farmhouse
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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