14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h
5
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 45​min
End: Manama

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck. Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planning tool .

Manama, Bahrain to Melbourne is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Manama to Melbourne, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Manama in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney road trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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 28th (Sat): take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a splash at Sugarworld Waterpark, then make a trip to Freshwater Station, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning app .

You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach, Sugarworld Waterpark
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sugarworld Waterpark ©
Sugarworld Waterpark
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): stop by With Sugar, then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, and then get a new perspective on nature at Daintree Entomological museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas online travel route planner .

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, make a trip to Fremantle Prison, and then kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Perth day trip site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Perth in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Perth is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Port Douglas in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Perth, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle Prison, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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