14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner

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Alice Springs
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Adelaide
— 2 nights
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Canberra
— 3 nights
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Hobart
— 3 nights
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Brisbane
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Alice Springs

— 1 night

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, then examine the collection at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, and then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alice Springs Reptile Centre and then stroll through The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Alice Springs day trip planning app.

Darwin to Alice Springs is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Darwin in December since evenings lows in Alice Springs dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Adelaide.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:

Adelaide

— 2 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Southern Flinders Ranges Experience with Lunch, then don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Glenelg Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide travel route app.

Fly from Alice Springs to Adelaide in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Alice Springs in December; daily highs in Adelaide reach 30°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can fly to Canberra.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Canberra

— 3 nights

The Bush Capital

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.
Canberra is known for museums, parks, and childrens museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, ponder the world of politics at Old Parliament House, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and admire the striking features of Parliament of Australia.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Canberra online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Adelaide to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums · Childrens Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 15:

Hobart

— 3 nights

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Go for a jaunt from Hobart to Brighton to see Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary about 30 minutes away. On the 18th (Sat), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, explore the world behind art at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona), and sample the tasty concoctions at Cascade Brewery.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Hobart takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Traveling from Canberra in December, you will find days in Hobart are a bit cooler (24°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Brisbane.

Things to do in Hobart

Tours · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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Brisbane

— 4 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Venture out of the city with trips to Warner Bros. Movie World (in Oxenford) and Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise). There's much more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens, and take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

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Getting from Hobart to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in December, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Theme Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 22:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.