14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Taipei
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: Taipei

3
nights
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.
On the 7th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, then hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, then trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and then hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney sightseeing planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Sydney is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Taipei to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Sydney when traveling from Taipei in November, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Fish Market ©
Sydney Fish Market
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Step out of the city life by going to Surfer's Paradise Beach and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. Cape Byron Lighthouse and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, try out the rides at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and revel in the low prices at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Central and Shrine of Remembrance. Step out of the city life by going to Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stop by Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street, and wander the streets of Degraves Street.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip tool .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, Melbourne is little chillier than Gold Coast - with highs of 26°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at GOMA, then see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and then explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in November; daily highs in Brisbane reach 31°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Museums, #Parks, #Wildlife
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Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River

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