How to Visit Australia on a 2 Week Vacation
Planning an Australian Vacation? Australia is the 6th largest country in the country in the world. To really see Australia you need to consider a few things and decide how to plan your trip. Don’t make the mistake of trying to see everything in 2 weeks, you just can’t see EVERYTHING in 2 weeks. Focus on one region, or type of vacation.
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Some Aussie facts to consider:
Australia is big, no wait, it’s massive! It is the same size as mainland USA minus Alaska. The coastline is around 50,000 kilometers and linked by over 10,000 beaches. If you drove from Sydney and Perth, that is about 2500 miles, it would take 5 days if you drove 8 hours a day.
Places to visit in Australia
With only two weeks, you want to make sure you prioritize the things you want to see in Australia and the type of travel most suited to you.
Do you prefer cities or country areas? The coast of the outback? Adventure or food & wine? Relaxation or party scene?
Types of travel experiences in Australia
You can pretty much do and see it all in Australia. From vibrant cities, country towns, world-class wine regions, ancient rainforests, amazing reefs for diving, beautiful beaches for swimming, deserts and wildlife. With only two weeks travel time, you need to focus on one, maybe two types of experiences. Below are examples of the types of experiences you could choose individually, or combine two of them together.
Food and Wine in Australia
A coastal vacation is popular as you can explore white sandy beaches, swim, surf, kayak, snorkel and more. Taking in the sunset riding a camel along Cable Beach at Broome, Western Australia, learn to surf on the Gold Coast or Byron Bay, snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, swim with dolphins, whale watch or 4wd on Fraser Island.
Wildlife and Nature in Australia
Australia is a great destination for a wildlife and nature experiences. From tropical rainforests to red-stone deserts, the wildlife that inhabits these areas are unique and diverse.
Get up close and personal with Kangaroos in the wild, see Koalas on the Great Ocean Road, or spot whales, turtles, seals, and saltwater crocodiles.
Adventure travel in Australia
If you’d like a bit of an adventure on your vacation, then Australia is tough to beat.
There’s white water rafting trips, camel and surfing safaris, crocodile spotting, diving, bicycle tours, horseback adventures, kayaking expeditions, and week-long coastal walks.
There’s also camping, and four-wheel-driving adventures such as the Gibb River Road in Western Australia, or for the ultimate Outback experience try a two or four-day journey by camel through the amazing Flinders Ranges.
Australia itinerary – 2 weeks
These are some suggestions for a two – three week period in Australia, and they take in the types of vacations mentioned above or a combination of them.
You could visit:
Melbourne and Tasmania; Sydney, Melbourne, and Uluru; Brisbane, Gold Coast, and Byron Bay; Brisbane, Fraser Island, and Cairns; Perth, Broome, and Margaret River; Sydney, Adelaide, Alice Springs / Uluru; Darwin, Alice Springs / Uluru, Cairns; Brisbane, Cairns, Alice Springs / Uluru; Sydney, Blue Mountains, Hunter Valley; Adelaide, Barossa Valley, Alice Springs; Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road; Broome and the Gibb River Road; Sydney and the Pacific Highway to Brisbane!
These are suggestions and can be used as a guide, ask a travel team agent for help planning a trip to Australia. Ask your travel team agent for more information in planning your trip by calling 1-800-788-0829 today!
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