14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
5
Wollongong
— 1 night

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 appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip website.

Canberra to Melbourne is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in January, expect nights in Melbourne to be about the same, around °C, while days are slightly colder, around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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.
On the 14th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas day trip planning website.

Fly from Melbourne to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Safaris

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Annie's at the Beach, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, don't miss a visit to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd, enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and cool off at Sugarworld Waterpark.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Sugarworld Waterpark
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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 appreciate attractions like Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. The adventure continues: meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney journey app.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in January, with highs in Sydney at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Wollongong.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Wollongong

Wollongong ©
Wollongong, informally referred to as "The Gong", is a seaside city located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): find something for the whole family at Jamberoo Action Park and then kick back and relax at Port Kembla Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Wollongong trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Sydney to Wollongong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in January, plan for slightly colder nights in Wollongong, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Wollongong

Theme Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Jamberoo Action Park
Highlights from your plan
Jamberoo Action Park ©
Jamberoo Action Park
Port Kembla Beach ©
Port Kembla Beach

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