14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Helensburgh
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  4​h
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Melbourne

5
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've now added Bondi Beach to your itinerary. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Camp Cove. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Shelly Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Sydney: Katoomba (The Three Sisters, Wentworth Falls, & more). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and step off the mainland to explore Shark Island.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing tool .

Melbourne to Sydney is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. You'll set off for Helensburgh on the 4th (Sat).

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Shelly Beach
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Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

1
night
Helensburgh

Helensburgh ©
Helensburgh is a small town in New South Wales, Australia. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kiama Blowhole, Sublime Point Lookout, Sea Cliff Bridge, and other attractions you added. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): don't miss a visit to Sri Venkateswara Temple, get great views at Bald Hill Lookout, then snap pictures at Sea Cliff Bridge, then get great views at Sublime Point Lookout, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Kiama Blowhole.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helensburgh visit app .

Drive from Sydney to Helensburgh in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Helensburgh

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Kiama Blowhole, Sublime Point Lookout, Sea Cliff Bridge, Bald Hill Lookout
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Kiama Blowhole ©
Kiama Blowhole
Sea Cliff Bridge ©
Sea Cliff Bridge

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Australian Outback Spectacular, Warner Bros. Movie World and SkyPoint Observation Deck. Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Gold Coast trip itinerary builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Helensburgh to Gold Coast. In January, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Australian Outback Spectacular ©
Australian Outback Spectacular

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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Four Mile Beach will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Safaris (in Port Douglas), Spas (in Palm Cove) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti).

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns route planning website .

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 37°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Rex Lookout, Spas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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