14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  23 h 15 min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
2
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: London

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then browse the exhibits of Underart Gallery. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, then take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, and finally stroll through Trinity Beach.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip site.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns. Traveling from London in December, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

1
night
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): bet on your favorite at Go-Kart Racing Track, explore the galleries of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Hamilton Island online travel planner.

Fly from Cairns to Hamilton Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Art Gallery ©
Hamilton Island Art Gallery
Go-Kart Racing Track ©
Go-Kart Racing Track

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. The adventure continues: visit The Rocks, stroll through Manly Beach, listen to music at Sydney Opera House, and revel in the low prices at Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney tour planner.

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Traveling from Hamilton Island in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sydney, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can 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
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.
Shop till you drop at Collins St/Swanston St and Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne. There's still lots to do: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, buy something for everyone on your list at Bourke Street Mall, browse the eclectic array of goods at South Melbourne Market, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne journey tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in December since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Federation Square ©
Federation Square
South Melbourne Market ©
South Melbourne Market

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): look for gifts at Jadran Wines, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth. Traveling from Melbourne in December, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 35°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Jadran Wines, The Sacred India Gallery
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Jadran Wines ©
Jadran Wines

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