14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mossman
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
3
Alice Springs
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  2​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
6
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  14​h 15​min
7
Broome
— 1 day
Fly:  32​h
End: Frankfurt

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In October, Cairns is much hotter than Frankfurt - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Mossman.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Mossman

Mossman ©
Mossman is a town and a locality in Far North Queensland, Australia, on the Mossman River. On the 15th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Agincourt Reef and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Mossman trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Mossman takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Mossman

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Agincourt Reef, Mossman Gorge
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Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

1
day
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.
On the 16th (Tue), identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Alice Springs holiday builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mossman to Alice Springs. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Mossman in October since evenings lows in Alice Springs dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

#Parks, #Wildlife
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Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park
Alice Springs Reptile Centre ©
Alice Springs Reptile Centre

2
nights
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.
On the 17th (Wed), take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge. On the next day, hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, and then take a stroll through The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Neighborhoods, #Museums, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then identify plant and animal life at Seal Bay Conservation Park. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island journey builder .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Sydney to Kangaroo Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 22:
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

1
day
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 23rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, and then stroll through Cable Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Broome trip maker website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Broome in 14.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October in Broome, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Beaches
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral ©
Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral

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