14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Mission Beach
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Proserpine
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Katoomba
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Bribie Island
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Mooloolaba
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: London

2
nights
Cairns

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 12th (Tue): kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Birdworld Kuranda, then identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and finally stop by Our Animals Our Earth. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Barron Falls, then explore and take pictures at Jaques Coffee Plantation, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip site .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns. Traveling from London in November, expect Cairns to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mission Beach.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Trinity Beach
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda
Barron Falls ©
Barron Falls

1
night
Mission Beach

Gracing the coast along the Coral Sea, Mission Beach is a collection of villages that merged into one city.
On the 14th (Thu), cast your line with a fishing tour, then explore the galleries of Helen Wiltshire Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Mission Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Mission Beach trip maker website .

You can drive from Cairns to Mission Beach in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Townsville.

Things to do in Mission Beach

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Mission Beach ©
Mission Beach
Helen Wiltshire Gallery ©
Helen Wiltshire Gallery

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Billabong Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St James Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Townsville travel planner.

Drive from Mission Beach to Townsville in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Townsville are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Proserpine.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Billabong Sanctuary ©
Billabong Sanctuary
The Strand ©
The Strand
St James Cathedral ©
St James Cathedral

1
night
Proserpine

Proserpine ©
Proserpine is a town and a locality in the Whitsunday Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): admire all the interesting features of Whitsunday Gold Coffee Plantation, then admire the sheer force of Cedar Creek Falls, and then stop by Colour Me Crazy.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Proserpine day trip planning tool .

Drive from Townsville to Proserpine in 3 hours. Traveling from Townsville in November, Proserpine is little chillier at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Proserpine

Nature Parks Shopping
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Colour Me Crazy ©
Colour Me Crazy

1
day
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): trek along The Giant Stairway, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Katoomba trip itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Proserpine to Katoomba. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Proserpine in November; daily highs in Katoomba reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
The Giant Stairway ©
The Giant Stairway
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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 18th (Mon): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman, kick back and relax at Shelly Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Scenic Walkway, and finally stop by Bridget Kennedy Project Space. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Bronte Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

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Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. While traveling from Katoomba, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Bribie Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Bridget Kennedy Project Space, Shelly Beach, Bronte Beach
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Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman
Bridget Kennedy Project Space ©
Bridget Kennedy Project Space

1
night
Bribie Island

Bribie Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Bribie Island Butterfly House, then kick back and relax at Bongaree Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Woorim Beach.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Bribie Island holiday builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sydney to Bribie Island. In November, daily temperatures in Bribie Island can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Bribie Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bribie Island Butterfly House ©
Bribie Island Butterfly House

2
nights
Mooloolaba

Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
On the 21st (Thu), don't miss a visit to HMAS Brisbane, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mooloolaba Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kings Beach, then stop by The Real McCaul, and then browse the eclectic array of goods at The Original Eumundi Markets.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba online holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Bribie Island to Mooloolaba takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Mooloolaba can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Eumundi, Kings Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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