14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  11​h
1
Brisbane
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

4
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.
Do your shopping at Art on Cairncross and Queen Street Mall. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Chenrezig Institute (in Eudlo), Maleny Cheese (in Maleny) and Caloundra (MaisyMoo & Kings Beach). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in the views from Victoria Bridge Abutment, stroll through Moffat Beach, and explore the world behind art at GOMA.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip maker website .

Singapore, Singapore to Brisbane is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Brisbane due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, expect Brisbane to be a bit cooler, temps between 32°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Shopping Parks

Side Trips

Caloundra, Maleny, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Chenrezig Institute, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

4
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.
Relax by the water at Surfer's Paradise Beach and Burleigh Heads Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Byron Bay to see Cape Byron Lighthouse about 1h 30 min away. The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Shopping Centre.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip website .

Drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Cape Byron Lighthouse
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Melbourne Zoo and St. Kilda Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Melbourne Central and Shrine of Remembrance. Spend the 19th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, admire the majestic nature at Warrandyte State Park, and wander the streets of Degraves Street.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online journey planner .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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