14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Wollongong
train:  1​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  4​h 30​min
2
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  5​h
4
Hamilton Island
— 4 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
End: Wollongong

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck will thrill your kids. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wentworth Falls and Speed Boats Tours. There's still lots to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sydney route builder app .

Wollongong to Sydney is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Wollongong in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Wentworth Falls
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Ainsworth, then get great views at Pat Morton Lookout, and then kick back and relax at Wategos Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Hastings Point Headland, then have some family-friendly fun at Circus Arts Byron Bay, and then take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Byron Bay trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Byron Bay takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In February, daily temperatures in Byron Bay can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Parks Outdoors Fun & Games

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Hastings Point Headland
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Circus Arts Byron Bay ©
Circus Arts Byron Bay
Lake Ainsworth ©
Lake Ainsworth

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast vacation planning app .

Take a bus from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

4
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Catseye Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hamilton Island Golf Club and Whitsunday Islands National Park. And it doesn't end there: go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, have some family-friendly fun at Sports Club, and head outdoors with Jetryder.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Hamilton Island journey builder site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Gold Coast in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hamilton Island, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Whitsunday Islands National Park ©
Whitsunday Islands National Park

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