14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Dee Why Beach.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney driving holiday planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In October, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
We've included these beaches for you: Surfer's Paradise Beach and Dicky Beach. When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Marina Mirage in Main Beach, approximately 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, and take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in October, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Caloundra
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Townsville online journey planner .

You can fly from Brisbane to Townsville in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in October, expect Townsville to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Museums
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The Strand ©
The Strand
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

1
night
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along Darwin Wharf Precinct, then make a splash at Big Buoy Water Park, then examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Darwin trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Townsville to Darwin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Townsville in October, expect Darwin to be somewhat warmer, temps between 39°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Darwin

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Desert Park, examine the collection at Hartley Street School Museum, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally get great views at Anzac Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Gillen, see the interesting displays at The Residency, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alice Springs vacation maker site .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Alice Springs takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in October, plan for little chillier nights in Alice Springs, with lows around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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