14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kalamata
Fly:  37​h
1
Cooktown
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 15​min
3
Townsville
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + bus + train:  9​h 30​min
4
Warrnambool
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Kalamata

1
day
Cooktown

Cooktown ©
Cooktown is a small town and locality in the Shire of Cook, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at James Cook Museum, contemplate the long history of Cooktown History Centre, view the masterpieces at Eliabeth Guzsely Gallery, then admire all the interesting features of Cooktown War Memorial, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Grassy Hill.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Cooktown trip itinerary maker site .

Kalamata, Greece to Cooktown is an approximately 37-hour flight. Traveling from Kalamata to Cooktown, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Cooktown

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Grassy Hill ©
Grassy Hill
James Cook Museum ©
James Cook Museum
Cooktown History Centre ©
Cooktown History Centre

2
nights
Cairns

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 15th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Doongal Aboriginal Art.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planner .

Getting from Cooktown to Cairns by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral
Doongal Aboriginal Art ©
Doongal Aboriginal Art

2
nights
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 17th (Sat), view the masterpieces at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, then take in the exciting artwork at The Drill Hall Studio, then kick back and relax at The Strand, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, then contemplate the long history of National Trust Heritage Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Pinnacles Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of Townsville Museum and Historical Society.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Townsville trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Townsville by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Warrnambool.

Things to do in Townsville

Museums Outdoors Parks
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The Strand ©
The Strand
The Drill Hall Studio ©
The Drill Hall Studio
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts ©
Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts

1
night
Warrnambool

Warrnambool ©
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Griffiths Island Lighthouse, view the masterpieces at Blarney Books and Art, then take in the exciting artwork at Whale Bone Studio Arts, then see the interesting displays at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Thunder point Coastal Reserve. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Logan's Beach, then view the masterpieces at Warrnambool Art Gallery, and then step off the mainland to explore Griffiths Island.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Warrnambool trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Townsville to Warrnambool takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Warrnambool

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Port Fairy
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Griffiths Island ©
Griffiths Island
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village ©
Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village
Logan's Beach ©
Logan's Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and then see the interesting displays at Federation Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, have fun and explore at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, then get a taste of the local shopping with Degraves Street, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Scots Church.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip site .

You can fly from Warrnambool to Melbourne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Melbourne are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Federation Square ©
Federation Square
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of New South Wales, contemplate the long history of Elizabeth Bay House, then examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and finally examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Sydney. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Little Manly Beach, stroll through Camp Cove, then enjoy the sea views from Macquarie Lighthouse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Macquarie Lighthouse, Little Manly Beach
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Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Australian National Maritime Museum ©
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

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