14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Paris
Fly:  25​h
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
Paris

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Paris, France to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Melbourne is 9 hours. In May in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
day
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial and then don't miss a visit to Mount Ainslie Lookout.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Canberra online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Canberra when traveling from Melbourne in May, with lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
Mount Ainslie Lookout ©
Mount Ainslie Lookout

3
days
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, make a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sydney sightseeing site .

Traveling by car from Canberra to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in May, expect Sydney to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 14°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

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#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

2
days
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.
On the 12th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

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You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in May, with highs in Cairns at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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