14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Noosa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
End: Brisbane

2
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 11th (Thu), you'll travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Nightlife
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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.
On the 9th (Sun), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Gold Coast vacation maker website .

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in February; daily highs in Gold Coast reach 32°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Noosa.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Hastings Street, then stroll through Noosa Main Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Peregian Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Noosa tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Noosa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Hastings Street ©
Hastings Street

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): stroll around Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then make a trip to Wheel of Brisbane.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Gold Coast to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Brisbane sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. On the 18th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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