14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
2
Jervis Bay
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  10​h 30​min
3
Broome
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
Margaret River
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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.
On the 3rd (Wed), stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and then take a stroll through The Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Camp Cove, and finally don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

San Francisco, USA to Sydney is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from San Francisco to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
nights
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
On the 5th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Callala Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bendalong Beach. On the 6th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Murrays Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Greenfield Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Blenheim Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Jervis Bay online itinerary planner .

Getting from Sydney to Jervis Bay by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in October, Jervis Bay is little chillier at night with lows of 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Callala Beach, Bendalong Beach
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Bendalong Beach ©
Bendalong Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach

1
day
Broome

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 7th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, explore and take pictures at Gantheaume Point, and then kick back and relax at Cable Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Broome tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, train, and flight from Jervis Bay to Broome takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Jervis Bay in October, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Broome: temperatures range from 93°F by day to 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

2
nights
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Explore hidden gems such as Lake Cave and Wine Tours & Tastings. Relax by the water at Surfers Point and Cowaramup Bay. Change things up with these side-trips from Margaret River: Augusta (Jewel Cave & Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse). Next up on the itinerary: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, learn about winemaking at Redgate Wines, and enjoy the sand and surf at Margaret River Mouth Beach.

Start your trip to Margaret River by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Redgate Wines, Cowaramup Bay, Surfers Point
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 11th (Thu), get outside with Walpa Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. On your second day here, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In October, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 91°F, while at night they dip to 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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 13th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planning site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, expect nights in Cairns to be somewhat warmer, around 69°F, while days are little chillier, around 85°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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