14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

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
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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, get interesting insight from Tours, and then take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning app .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, things will get much hotter in Cairns: highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove 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, view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Catseye Beach.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island trip planner .

You can 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Birkenhead Point Brand Outletfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Hamilton Island in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to 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

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 Melbourne Central and Minotaur Entertainment Melbourne. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, get interesting insight from Tours, and buy something for everyone on your list at South Melbourne Market.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect slightly colder with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Finish 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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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Federation Square ©
Federation Square

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.
On the 1st (Wed), look for gifts at Jadran Wines, kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, and then stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Perth vacation builder .

Getting from Melbourne to Perth by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Melbourne in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 17°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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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