14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 2 nights
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
4
Blackheath
— 1 night
5
Jenolan Caves
— 1 night
6
Canberra
— 1 night
7
Melbourne
— 2 nights
8
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
9
Daylesford
— 1 night

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Bones and Jones, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns travel route planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Cairns is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Cairns. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 25th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, thenstroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in December, things will get slightly colder in Gold Coast: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Robina Town Centre ©
Robina Town Centre

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. There's lots more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, stop by Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Sydney, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Odd Mountain, thenexplore and take pictures at The National Pass, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Blackheath trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Blackheath takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around °C in December, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Jenolan Caves.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Nature Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

1
night
Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves ©
On the 30th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lake and then Head underground at Jenolan Caves.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jenolan Caves tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Blackheath to Jenolan Caves in an hour. In December in Jenolan Caves, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

Parks Nature
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 31st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra travel route planning website.

You can drive from Jenolan Caves to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Jenolan Caves in December, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Parks Wildlife
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Federation Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and then explore the world behind art at Buxton Contemporary.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): shop like a local with Karmic Goat Soapworks, delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, thenhike along Great Ocean Walk, and finally take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Road.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Apollo Bay travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Apollo Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Daylesford.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Road ©
Great Ocean Road

1
night
Daylesford

Daylesford ©
Known for its natural spring mineral spas, Daylesford is a rejuvenating spot to take the waters and sample local wine.
On the 4th (Sat), look for gifts at JulsIndulgence and then view the masterpieces at Stony Creek Gallery.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Daylesford trip planner.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Daylesford in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daytime highs in Daylesford are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Daylesford

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

JulsIndulgence
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JulsIndulgence ©
JulsIndulgence
Stony Creek Gallery ©
Stony Creek Gallery

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