14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Broadbeach
— 1 night
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly + Train:  9 h 30 min
5
Katoomba
— 1 day
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6 h 15 min
6
Nairne
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
7
Yallingup
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Sydney

1
night
Broadbeach

Broadbeach ©
With its seemingly endless sandy beach, an abundance of things to do, and family-friendly atmosphere, Broadbeach ranks among the Gold Coast's top holiday destinations.
On the 25th (Sat), browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Marina Mirage, then look for gifts at Japanache, then get your game on at Psychic Readings | Twin Featherz, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Broadbeach attractions planner.

Sydney to Broadbeach is an approximately 3.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Broadbeach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Psychic Readings | Twin Featherz ©
Psychic Readings | Twin Featherz
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

2
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 27th (Mon), experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. Keep things going the next day: stop by Funstuff by Lynda and then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip site.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Broadbeach to Port Douglas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Broadbeach in June, expect Port Douglas to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Funstuff by Lynda ©
Funstuff by Lynda
Safaris

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.
On the 29th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, take in the exciting artwork at Paul Arnold Gallery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach, and finally examine the collection at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Darwin tour builder site.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in June, you will find days in Darwin are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Parks Wildlife Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach
Crocosaurus Cove ©
Crocosaurus Cove

3
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the galleries of Red Dirt Photographic, look for gifts at Hidden Valley Handcrafts, enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, then stop by Magabala Books, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Boulevard Shopping Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Uniquely Broome, look for gifts at Yuen Wing General Store, stop by Cygnet Bay Pearls Showroom, then take in the dramatic scenery at Horizontal Falls, and finally surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Broome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Broome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Broome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Darwin in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Broome, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Broome

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Horizontal Falls
Highlights from your plan
Horizontal Falls ©
Horizontal Falls
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Magabala Books ©
Magabala Books

1
day
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get great views at The Three Sisters and then stop by Blue Mountains Chocolate Company.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Katoomba trip app.

Do a combination of flight and train from Broome to Katoomba in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Broome to Katoomba is 2 hours. Traveling from Broome in July, things will get much colder in Katoomba: highs are around 20°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for travel to Nairne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Blue Mountains Chocolate Company ©
Blue Mountains Chocolate Company
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

2
nights
Nairne

Nairne ©
Nairne is a small township in South Australia, founded by Matthew Smillie in 1839 and named for his wife's family. On the 4th (Mon), stop by Urban Cow Studio, stop by Tarts - Textile and Arts Collective, stop by Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner, then look for gifts at O'Connell's Bookshop, and finally look for gifts at McLaren Unvaled.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nairne planning website.

Explore your travel options from Katoomba to Nairne with the Route module. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Katoomba in July: highs in Nairne hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Tue) before leaving for Yallingup.

Things to do in Nairne

Shopping

Side Trips

Adelaide, McLaren Unvaled, Leathersmith and Bush Gallery
Highlights from your plan
McLaren Unvaled ©
McLaren Unvaled
Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner ©
Haigh's Chocolates Beehive Corner
Leathersmith and Bush Gallery ©
Leathersmith and Bush Gallery

2
nights
Yallingup

Yallingup ©
Situated right at the southwestern tip of Australia, the town of Yallingup lies on the shore of the Indian Ocean.
On the 6th (Wed), look for gifts at Corrynne's Natural Soap Body Products, stop by Happ's Pottery, do a tasting at Whicher Ridge Wines, then stop by Margaret River Sweet Shop, and finally stop by Margaret River Venison Farm. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at John Streater Fine Furniture Gallery, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, then do a tasting at Fermoy Estate Wines, then stop by Gabriel Chocolate, and finally stop by Cape Lavender Tea House.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Yallingup trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Nairne to Yallingup. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Yallingup

Shopping Wineries Tours

Side Trips

Margaret River, Dunsborough, Whicher Ridge Wines
Highlights from your plan
John Streater Fine Furniture Gallery ©
Gabriel Chocolate ©
Gabriel Chocolate
Cape Lavender Tea House ©
Cape Lavender Tea House

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