14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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14 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Auckland
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Auckland

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.
On the 4th (Thu), trek along Esplanade Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Cairns is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Cairns is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Auckland in April, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

4
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.
Take a break from Gold Coast with a short trip to South Bank Parklands in Brisbane, about 1h 35 min away. And it doesn't end there: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, get outside with Pelican Feeding, and kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gold Coast online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in April, expect Gold Coast to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

South Bank Parklands
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

5
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (The Three Sisters & Wentworth Falls). There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and stroll through Manly Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online route builder .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Gold Coast in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Katoomba
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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 16th (Tue): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip website .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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