14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
+3
bus + Fly + train + bus:  6​h 45​min
4
Jervis Bay
— 1 night
train:  4​h 15​min
End: Sydney

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.
Dedicate the 25th (Tue) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, don't miss a visit to Block Arcade, and see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online driving holiday planner .

Sydney to Melbourne is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Adelaide: Domain Day Cellar Door (in Williamstown), Seppeltsfield (in Seppeltsfield) and Greenock (Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars, Kalleske Wines, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, and explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia.

Before you visit Adelaide, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Melbourne to Adelaide in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Adelaide

Wineries Museums Parks

Side Trips

Greenock, Seppeltsfield, God's Hill Wines, Domain Day Cellar Door, Tscharke's Place
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Murray Street Vineyards ©
Murray Street Vineyards
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Central Market ©
Adelaide Central Market

3
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.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip maker .

You can fly from Adelaide to Brisbane in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Adelaide in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Jervis Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sea World Theme Park
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

1
night
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay ©
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Blenheim Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Greenfield Beach, and then kick back and relax at Murrays Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Callala Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nelson Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Jervis Bay online driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of flight, train, and bus from Brisbane to Jervis Bay in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in January, plan for little chillier nights in Jervis Bay, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Callala Beach
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Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Nelson Beach ©
Nelson Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach

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