14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h
3
Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  22​h 30​min
End: New York City

2
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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.
The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, and see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

New York City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 15 hours. In July, Sydney is colder than New York City - with highs of 65°F and lows of 47°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Valley of the Winds and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Appreciate the collections at Walkatjara Art and Wintjiri Arts + Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, identify plant and animal life at Red Desert Reptiles, trek along Kuniya Walk, and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Yulara
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Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru

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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 10th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, then contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at The Emily and Jessie Gaps Nature Park. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Simpsons Gap, then take in the awesome beauty at Mount Gillen, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs online travel route planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Alice Springs sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 38°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre
The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary

3
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.
Get some cultural insight at Museum of Brisbane and Queensland Maritime Museum. Get outdoors at Burleigh Head National Park and Coolangatta Beach. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Kings Beach (in Caloundra) and Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast (in Nerang). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, enjoy some diversion at South Bank Parklands, and explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip maker website .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Alice Springs in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 49°F. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Kings Beach
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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