14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  12 h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Blackheath
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
5
Jenolan Caves
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
7
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Apollo Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Daylesford
— 1 night
Shuttle + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 23rd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 24th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Bones and Jones, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns travel route planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Cairns is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Cairns. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

1
night
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 25th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in December, things will get slightly colder in Gold Coast: highs are around 32°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Robina Town Centre ©
Robina Town Centre

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and visit Darling Harbour.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney tour itinerary maker app.

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Blackheath.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

1
night
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Odd Mountain, then explore and take pictures at The National Pass, and finally admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Blackheath trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sydney to Blackheath takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Jenolan Caves.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, The National Pass
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains

1
night
Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves ©
On the 30th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Blue Lake and then Head underground at Jenolan Caves.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jenolan Caves tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Blackheath to Jenolan Caves in an hour. In December in Jenolan Caves, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
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.
On the 31st (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then identify plant and animal life at Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Canberra travel route planning website.

You can drive from Jenolan Caves to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Jenolan Caves in December, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve ©
Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Federation Square, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and then explore the world behind art at Buxton Contemporary.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Melbourne sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Apollo Bay.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Apollo Bay

Apollo Bay ©
Apollo Bay is a coastal town in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): shop like a local with Karmic Goat Soapworks, delve into the lush surroundings at Mait's Rest, then hike along Great Ocean Walk, and finally take a memorable drive along Great Ocean Road.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Apollo Bay travel planning app.

Traveling by car from Melbourne to Apollo Bay takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Daylesford.

Things to do in Apollo Bay

Outdoors Trails Parks
Highlights from your plan
Great Ocean Walk ©
Great Ocean Walk
Mait's Rest ©
Mait's Rest
Great Ocean Road ©
Great Ocean Road

1
night
Daylesford

Daylesford ©
Known for its natural spring mineral spas, Daylesford is a rejuvenating spot to take the waters and sample local wine.
On the 4th (Sat), look for gifts at JulsIndulgence and then view the masterpieces at Stony Creek Gallery.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Daylesford trip planner.

You can drive from Apollo Bay to Daylesford in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Daylesford are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Daylesford

Shopping Museums

Side Trip

JulsIndulgence
Highlights from your plan
JulsIndulgence ©
JulsIndulgence
Stony Creek Gallery ©
Stony Creek Gallery

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