14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Milwaukee
bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Milwaukee

3
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Josephine Falls and Birdworld Kuranda. Venture out of the city with trips to Jaques Coffee Plantation (in Mareeba), Babinda Boulders (in Babinda) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). The adventure continues: head off the coast to Michaelmas Cay, make a trip to Freshwater Station, go for a walk through Red Arrow Walk, and explore the world behind art at Cairns Art Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker .

Milwaukee, USA to Cairns is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 16 hours. Traveling from Milwaukee in September, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove Beach, Crystal Cascades, Jaques Coffee Plantation, Babinda Boulders
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Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Birdworld Kuranda ©
Birdworld Kuranda

1
night
Brisbane

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try out the rides at Wheel of Brisbane, explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, then make a trip to Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), then examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane online trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in September, with highs in Brisbane at 75°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane

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.
On the 12th (Thu), steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Brighton Bathing Boxes, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Brighton Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Federation Square. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne road trip site .

You can fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in September, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 63°F and 44°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Brighton
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Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bronte Beach and Balmoral Beach, Mosman. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Terrigal Beach and Featherdale Wildlife Park. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, trek along Manly Scenic Walkway, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Clovelly Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney vacation planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 71°F and lows about 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Featherdale Wildlife Park, Shelly Beach, Bronte Beach, Terrigal Beach
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Manly Scenic Walkway ©
Manly Scenic Walkway
Bronte Beach ©
Bronte Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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