14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  24​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Watson's Bay and Camp Cove. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, and stroll through Manly Beach.

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London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Sydney is 10 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

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

3
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Coolangatta Beach and Kirra Beach. Get outdoors at Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, enjoy the sand and surf at Tugun Beach, and find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast road trip app .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Byron Walking Track, then enjoy the sand and surf at Tallow Beach, and then kick back and relax at Broken Head Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lennox Head Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Byron Bay route maker .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Byron Bay are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Broken Head Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Lennox Head Beach
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Tallow Beach ©
Tallow Beach

4
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.
Get outdoors at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge and With Sugar. Step out of Cairns to go to Port Douglas and see Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. Spend the 31st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

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Getting from Byron Bay to Cairns by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in December, Cairns is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. You will leave for home on the 3rd (Thu).

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

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

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