14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly + shuttle:  31​h
1
Port Douglas
— 1 night
+2
shuttle + Fly + bus:  13​h 30​min
2
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Esperance
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
4
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Birmingham

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 12th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary maker .

Birmingham, USA to Port Douglas is an approximately 31-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Birmingham to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Birmingham in November, things will get much hotter in Port Douglas: highs are around 87°F and lows about 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Mammoth Cave, explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, Head underground at Jewel Cave, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Hamelin Bay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Point, kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Margaret River online road trip planner .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Margaret River in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Margaret River due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Esperance.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Tours Nature

Side Trips

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

1
night
Esperance

Esperance ©
Esperance is a town in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia, on the Southern Ocean coastline approximately 720km east-southeast of the state capital, Perth. Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Le Grand National Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Haven Beach, stroll through Thistle Cove, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Frenchman's Peak.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Esperance route planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Esperance takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November, daily temperatures in Esperance can reach 76°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Esperance

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Cape Le Grand National Park ©
Cape Le Grand National Park
Thistle Cove ©
Thistle Cove
Blue Haven Beach ©
Blue Haven Beach

1
night
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Battery Point Sculpture Trail, steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, steep yourself in history at Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Fern Tree. On the next day, indulge your taste buds at Cascade Brewery, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, and finally take in the views from Richmond Bridge.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip maker website .

Getting from Esperance to Hobart by flight takes about 10 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Tasmania) (AEST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. While traveling from Esperance, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 67°F to lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hobart

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach, Richmond Bridge, Fern Tree
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Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Seven Mile Beach ©
Seven Mile Beach
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
On the 19th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, then meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach. On the next day, visit a coastal fixture at Fingal Head Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, and finally explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary builder website .

Fly from Hobart to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Hobart in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Gold Coast: highs are around 79°F and lows about 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll through Bondi Beach, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of The Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney driving holiday planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 77°F, while nighttime lows are 62°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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