14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, then stroll through Palm Cove Beach, and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cairns road trip planning website .

Singapore, Singapore to Cairns is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Cairns. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Thornton Beach in Thornton Beach, approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas travel route builder app .

Traveling by bus from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Thornton Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): cast your line with a fishing tour and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Discover how to plan a Lord Howe Island trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Vaucluse House. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planning app .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Popular historic sites such as Old Melbourne Gaol and St Thomas Aquinas' Church are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance, pause for some serene contemplation at Hillsong Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online route planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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