14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Wellington
Fly:  4​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
+3
Fly + bus + train + taxi:  8​h 45​min
6
Summerlands
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You've added Shrine of Remembrance, State Library Victoria, National Gallery of Victoria, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to Southbank, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, then have fun and explore at Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and finally zoom along the surf with Go Flyboard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Parliament House of Victoria, get lost in a book at State Library Victoria, then brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip maker .

Wellington, New Zealand to Melbourne is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, taxi, and flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Wellington in November, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) ©
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens. On the 10th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around South Bank Parklands.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane visit planner .

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In November, Port Douglas is a bit warmer than Brisbane - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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 12th (Tue): enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, 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: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip builder tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Summerlands

Summerlands ©
Head to Summerlands on Philip Island for the chance to see thousands of penguins waddling along the coastline.
You've now added Penguin Parade to your itinerary. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at The Nobbies Centre, hike along Swan Lake Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Flynns Beach, and head outdoors with The Nobbies.

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Traveling by combination of flight, train, and car from Cairns to Summerlands takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in November: highs in Summerlands hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. On the 16th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Summerlands

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

The Nobbies
Highlights from your plan
Penguin Parade ©
Penguin Parade
The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Swan Lake Trail ©
Swan Lake Trail

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