14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 2 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): kick back and relax at Trinity Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Cairns is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Singapore to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
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.
Go for a jaunt from Port Douglas to Thornton Beach to see Thornton Beach about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge Centre, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

1
night
Lord Howe Island

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

Before you visit Lord Howe Island, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island takes 7.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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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.
Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Vaucluse House are in your itinerary. Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney is minus 0.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and Hillsong Church. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Thomas Aquinas' Church, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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