14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kangaroo Island
— 3 nights
Fly
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Albany
— 2 nights
Fly to Perth International Airport, Drive to Quinns Rocks
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Quinns Rocks
— 1 night
Drive to Perth International Airport, Fly to Edinburgh Airport

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Bring the kids along to Atherton Tablelands and Trinity Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Shark Diving and Opal Reef. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Agincourt Reef (in Port Douglas), Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). It doesn't end there: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Cairns driving holiday planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Cairns is 10 hours. Traveling from Edinburgh in October, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:

2
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Alice Springs

The Heart of Central Australia

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 30th (Wed), examine the collection at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill, contemplate the long history of Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then take an in-depth tour of Women's Museum of Australia & Old Gaol Alice Springs, and finally examine the collection at Road Transport Hallf of Fame.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Cairns to Alice Springs by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Alice Springs due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairns in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Alice Springs, with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 29 — 31:

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Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Get outdoors at Admirals Arch and Raptor Domain. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Paul's Place Wildlife Sanctuary and Stokes Beach. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, savor the flavors at Kangaroo Island Spirits, stroll around Flinders Chase National Park, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary maker tool.

You can fly from Alice Springs to Kangaroo Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Albany.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:

2
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Albany

Founded as a military outpost in 1826, Albany is the oldest town in Western Australia, just barely gaining this title by being settled two years earlier than Fremantle and Perth.
On the 4th (Mon), see the interesting displays at National Anzac Centre, explore the striking landscape at The Gap and Natural Bridge, then get engrossed in the history at Albany's Historic Whaling Station, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Greens Pool, then kick back and relax at Little Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Emu Point, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Middleton Beach.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Albany tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Kangaroo Island to Albany in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Quinns Rocks.

Things to do in Albany

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:

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Quinns Rocks

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): kick back and relax at Quinns Rocks Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Quinns Rocks trip itinerary planning website.

Explore your travel options from Albany to Quinns Rocks with the Route module. Traveling from Albany in November, expect nights in Quinns Rocks to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 34°C. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Quinns Rocks

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.