14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sault Ste. Marie
Fly:  31​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
2
Newcastle
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Corlette
— 1 night
Drive:  15​min
4
Fingal Bay
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  36​h
End: Sault Ste. Marie

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coogee Beach and Clovelly. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and kick back and relax at Camp Cove.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online road trip planner .

Sault Ste. Marie, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 31-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sault Ste. Marie to Sydney is 15 hours. Traveling from Sault Ste. Marie in November, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Newcastle.

Things to do in Sydney

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Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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Newcastle

Newcastle ©
While Newcastle is known for its coal exports, it's also made a name for itself with a cultural boom.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Caves Beach and then kick back and relax at Redhead Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Blackbutt Reserve, then take in the pleasant sights at Newcastle Memorial Walk, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nobbys Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Newcastle trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Sydney to Newcastle in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Corlette.

Things to do in Newcastle

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Redhead Beach, Caves Beach
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Redhead Beach ©
Redhead Beach
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Newcastle Memorial Walk ©
Newcastle Memorial Walk

1
night
Corlette

Corlette ©
On the 20th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Winda Woppa Reserve, then stroll through Bennetts Beach, and then kick back and relax at Jimmy's Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Corlette trip planner .

You can drive from Newcastle to Corlette in an hour. In November, daily temperatures in Corlette can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Fingal Bay.

Things to do in Corlette

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Hawks Nest
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Jimmy's Beach ©
Jimmy's Beach
Bennetts Beach ©
Bennetts Beach

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Fingal Bay

Fingal Bay ©
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): kick back and relax at Fingal Bay Beach, kick back and relax at Box Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Barry Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tomaree Head and then kick back and relax at Zenith Beach.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fingal Bay route site .

Fingal Bay is just a short distance from Corlette. November in Fingal Bay sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Fingal Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shoal Bay
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Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Fingal Bay Beach ©
Fingal Bay Beach
Zenith Beach ©
Zenith Beach

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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Trinity Beach and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Get in touch with nature at Palm Cove Beach and Mossman Gorge. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Ngarru Gallery in Port Douglas, approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 23rd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairns journey builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Fingal Bay to Cairns. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Fingal Bay in November: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Mossman Gorge, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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