14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
1
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Melbourne
— 1 night
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Cleland Wildlife Park, let little ones run wild at Rymill Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aldinga Beach. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at West Beach, then meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, and then take a stroll through Rundle Mall.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Adelaide online holiday planner .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Adelaide International Airport. In January in Adelaide, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Aldinga Beach, Cleland Wildlife Park
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Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
West Beach ©
West Beach
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Coogee Beach and Camp Cove. Change things up with a short trip to Featherdale Wildlife Park in Blacktown (about 46 minutes away). There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Adelaide in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Featherdale Wildlife Park
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

4
nights
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Surfer's Paradise Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Burleigh Head National Park and Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach, stroll through Greenmount Beach, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

3
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Four Mile Beach. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures about 44 minutes away. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cairns trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in January: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 37°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Four Mile Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 26th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at Melbourne Zoo.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Melbourne journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in January: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

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