14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Geelong
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  7​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 1 night
bus:  1​h
5
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Melbourne

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.
Shrine of Remembrance and Sovereign Hill will appeal to history buffs. Kids will enjoy Melbourne Museum and National Sports Museum. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Italian Museum and Historical Society, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Melbourne. October in Melbourne sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Geelong.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Sovereign Hill
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. On the 5th (Sat), examine the collection at Popcultcha Collectors Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at St Mary of the Angels, and then explore and take pictures at The Great Ocean Road.

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Getting from Melbourne to Geelong by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Geelong are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors Scenic Drive Museums

Side Trips

The Great Ocean Road, Popcultcha Collectors Gallery
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Popcultcha Collectors Gallery ©
Popcultcha Collectors Gallery
St Mary of the Angels ©
St Mary of the Angels

3
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Let the collections at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Walkatjara Art capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, and explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Geelong to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Geelong in October, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 18°C, while days are much warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Wed), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park and then get outside with Pelican Feeding. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfers Paradise Beach, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then play a few rounds at Surfers Paradise Golf Club.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip planner .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Gold Coast by combination of flight and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October: highs in Gold Coast hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach

1
night
Byron Bay

Byron Bay ©
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
On the 11th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Jules Hunt Studio Gallery, hike along Cape Byron Walking Track, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally kick back and relax at Broken Head Beach.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Byron Bay day trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Byron Bay, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Broken Head Beach
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Broken Head Beach ©
Broken Head Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

1
night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 12th (Sat), see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Park Beach, and then kick back and relax at Solitary Islands Coastal Walk.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Coffs Harbour trip planner .

Drive from Byron Bay to Coffs Harbour in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Byron Bay in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Park Beach ©
Park Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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.
Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales will appeal to museum buffs. Sydney Opera House and The Rocks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney online holiday planner .

You can fly from Coffs Harbour to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. October in Sydney sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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