14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 6 nights
Fly + Drive:  6​h
2
Clifton Beach
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
3
Longreach
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h 15​min
4
Bourke
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
End: Melbourne

6
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 some historical perspective at Shrine of Remembrance and St Paul's Cathedral. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Ballarat (Red Duck Micro-Brewery & Sovereign Hill) and Spas (in Daylesford). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Collins St/Swanston St, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne route planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Melbourne. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in July, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Clifton Beach.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ballarat, St. Kilda Beach, Spas
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

2
nights
Clifton Beach

Clifton Beach ©
Appreciate the collections at Terra Nova Gallery and Emu Ridge Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Clifton Beach: Mareeba (Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve & Granite Gorge Nature Park).

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Clifton Beach online trip itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Clifton Beach with the Route module. In July, Clifton Beach is much hotter than Melbourne - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Longreach.

Things to do in Clifton Beach

Parks Wildlife Golf

Side Trips

Kuranda, Mareeba, Smithfield
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Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Macalister Brewing Company ©
Macalister Brewing Company
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda

1
night
Longreach

Longreach ©
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): examine the collection at QANTAS Founders Museum, then examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then view the masterpieces at Outback Pics. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Longreach Powerhouse Museum, get engrossed in the history at Ilfracombe Machinery & Heritage Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Langenbaker House, and finally contemplate the long history of Longreach.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Longreach online road trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Clifton Beach to Longreach with the Route module. Traveling from Clifton Beach in July, expect a bit cooler with lows of 10°C in Longreach. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bourke.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Ilfracombe, Longreach
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1
night
Bourke

Bourke ©
Bourke is a town in the north-west of New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Mulgowan (Yapa) Aboriginal Rock Art Site, then enjoy breathtaking views from Bourke Historic Wharf, then view the masterpieces at Back O' Bourke Gallery, and finally stroll the grounds of Bourke Historic Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bourke trip planner .

Getting from Longreach to Bourke by car takes about 10.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bourke

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Back O' Bourke Gallery
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Bourke Historic Cemetery ©
Bourke Historic Cemetery
Back O' Bourke Gallery ©
Back O' Bourke Gallery

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