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
Drive:  9​h
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Get in touch with nature at Balloon Rides and Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden in Marysville--about 1h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in February, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Bruno's Art and Sculpture Garden
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Shelly Beach, and then kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 68°F in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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.
Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Dicky Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like The Workshops Rail Museum and Boggo Road Gaol. There's more to do: wander the streets of Queen Street Mall and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catholic Old St. Stephen's Church (chapel).

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planning app .

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In February, daytime highs in Brisbane are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trips

The Workshops Rail Museum, Dicky Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Workshops Rail Museum ©
The Workshops Rail Museum
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Palm Cove Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore hidden gems such as Sunday Market Port Douglas and St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, approximately 44 minutes away.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns vacation builder site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in February since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

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