14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Brussels
train + Fly:  23​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  1​h 45​min
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Travel:  3​h
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Brussels

3
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 in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Trinity Beach and Four Mile Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery (in Mossman) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns driving holiday planning website .

Brussels, Belgium to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Brussels in October; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Four Mile Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island vacation tool .

Fly from Cairns to Whitsunday Island in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Whitsunday Island when traveling from Cairns in October, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

1
night
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Hamilton Island using our trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Whitsunday Island to Hamilton Island with the Route module. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Hamilton Island, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance. Get in touch with nature at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity College Chapel, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne holiday planner.

Fly from Hamilton Island to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hamilton Island in October: highs in Melbourne hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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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.
Visit The Rocks and St Phillip's Anglican church for their historical value. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Camp Cove. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney road trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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