14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly + Shuttle:  11​h 30​min
1
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Christchurch

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and get outside with Horses in Port.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Port Douglas is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Singapore to Port Douglas, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
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 31st (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, then pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Wed): stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Freshwater Station.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip site .

Take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in January, with highs in Sydney at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): explore the activities along Swan River, then get your game on at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, then take in the views from Elizabeth Quay, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Perth travel route planner .

Fly from Sydney to Perth in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Sydney in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Perth, with highs around 38°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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