14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 1 night
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Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
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Airlie Beach
— 1 night
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
5
Gold Coast
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights

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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 13th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Mumbai, India to Cairns is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Cairns, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mumbai in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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

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Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the activities along Hill Inlet and then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Whitsunday Island online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Whitsunday Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in April, plan for slightly colder nights in Whitsunday Island, with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach
Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet

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night
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Whitsunday Island in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Airlie Beach, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then explore the galleries of Birrunga Gallery & Dining, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Moffat Beach, then walk around South Bank Parklands, and then have some family-friendly fun at Psychic Twin Featherz.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brisbane online holiday planner.

Getting from Airlie Beach to Brisbane by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Airlie Beach in April since evenings lows in Brisbane dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast day trip app.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. There's much more to do: stop by Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney holiday planning website.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and then stop by Melbourne Central. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then stop by Ambiance Gifts.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online travel route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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