14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Bangkok

1
night
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 19th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, thenkick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and finally hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns online trip maker.

Bangkok, Thailand to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Bangkok to Cairns. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

2
nights
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 21st (Sat): look for gifts at With Sugar, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Safaris

2
nights
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 23rd (Mon), laugh and play at Sea World Theme Park and then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, thenget in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online tour planner.

Fly from Port Douglas to Gold Coast in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in December, with highs in Gold Coast at 32°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Kids will enjoy Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbour Bridge. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, stroll through Manly Beach, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online travel route planner.

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Kids will enjoy Royal Botanic Gardens and Eureka Skydeck. Change things up with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Melbourne road trip planning site.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in December, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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