14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Popular historic sites such as Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, kick back and relax at Sandridge Beach, and see the interesting displays at Federation Square.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Canberra route maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Canberra by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in February, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Nature Parks
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
Lake Burley Griffin ©
Lake Burley Griffin

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.
Visit The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum for their historical value. Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and stroll through Manly Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney vacation maker app .

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Canberra in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then stroll through Ned's Beach.

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

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

2
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 11th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. In February, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
On the 13th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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