14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

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


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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.
Dolphin & Whale Watching has been added to your itinerary. There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

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Melbourne to Brisbane is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Brisbane is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
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.
Surfers Paradise Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb, then enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, and then observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

4
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.
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, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

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You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Port Arthur to see Port Arthur Historic Site about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Hobart route planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Hobart at 24°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Museums Tours Parks

Side Trips

Museum of Old and New Art, Richmond Bridge, Port Arthur Historic Site
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Port Arthur Historic Site ©
Port Arthur Historic Site
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

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