14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  10​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
2
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Singapore


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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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip website .

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in December, plan for a bit cooler days and colder nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 5th (Thu), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along The Giant Stairway, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: high temperatures in Katoomba hover around 34°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Katoomba to Sydney in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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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.
On the 10th (Tue), enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction and then get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

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You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
SkyPoint Observation Deck ©
SkyPoint Observation Deck

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the world from above with a helicopter tour, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip app .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in December, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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