14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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Townsville
— 1 night
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
4
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
6
Gold Coast
— 2 nights

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Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 5th (Tue), step off the mainland to explore Museum of Tropical Queensland, stroll through The Strand, and then explore and take pictures at Castle Hill.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Townsville trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Townsville is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 15 hours. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Washington DC in January: high temperatures in Townsville hover around 89°F and lows are around 77°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill
Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): stroll through Palm Cove Beach and then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): stroll through Trinity Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns holiday builder app.

You can fly from Townsville to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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nights
Port Douglas

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.
On the 8th (Fri), get interesting insight from Tours, look for gifts at With Sugar, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Agincourt Reef.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas attractions site.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 89°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge Centre
Highlights from your plan
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre

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nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seal Bay Conservation Park and Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary. Take a break from the city and head to Raptor Domain and Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary. There's much more to do: get outside with Remarkable Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Stokes Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Kelly Hill Caves, and experience rural life at Island Pure Sheep Dairy.

To see where to stay and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island trip app.

Getting from Port Douglas to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, ferry, and taxi. Traveling from Port Douglas to Kangaroo Island, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary

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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 13th (Wed): hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

To find reviews and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Sydney. In January, daytime highs in Sydney are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
On the 15th (Fri), buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach. Keep things going the next day: stop by Hats By The Hundred and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip maker.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. January in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 69°F at night. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach

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