14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
5
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 6th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Rockingham Beach, identify plant and animal life at Point Peron, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mullaloo Beach and then stroll through City Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Perth sightseeing planner.

Mumbai, India to Perth is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Perth. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Perth. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Rockingham, City Beach, Mullaloo Beach
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Rockingham Beach ©
Rockingham Beach
City Beach ©
City Beach
St. Mary's Cathedral ©
St. Mary's Cathedral

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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 8th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Dendy Street Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. On the next day, stroll through Melbourne Zoo and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne route builder site .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Perth to Melbourne, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Melbourne is slightly colder than Perth - with highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Dendy Street Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Clovelly Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and then take a stroll through The Rocks.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip 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 December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Head National Park, and then stroll through Kirra Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. December in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Beaches
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Kurrawa Beach ©
Kurrawa Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Broken Head Nature Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Wategos Beach, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): brush up on your military savvy at Ballina Naval & Maritime Museum, add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and then identify plant and animal life at Pat Morton Lookout.

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Take a bus from Gold Coast to Byron Bay in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Ballina, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Pat Morton Lookout
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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout

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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 16th (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary website .

Getting from Byron Bay to Cairns by combination of bus and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Byron Bay in December, Cairns is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
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