14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: New York City
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Mooloolaba
— 1 night
Bus + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
5
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  23 h
End: New York City

2
nights
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.
On the 12th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Brisbane trip planner.

New York City, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 23- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Brisbane. Traveling from New York City in January, expect Brisbane to be warmer, temps between 84°F and 71°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mooloolaba.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

1
night
Mooloolaba

Mooloolaba ©
Once just a small port at the mouth of Mooloolah River, Mooloolaba is now a hotbed of tourism and a place more than worth adding to your Sunshine Coast itinerary.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for gifts at Podie Pie, then enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally have some family-friendly fun at SunJet Simulations.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Mooloolaba trip planning app.

Getting from Brisbane to Mooloolaba by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, daytime highs in Mooloolaba are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Mooloolaba

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Podie Pie
Highlights from your plan
SunJet Simulations ©
SunJet Simulations
Boat Tours & Water Sports
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip builder site.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Mooloolaba to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. January in Sydney sees daily highs of 82°F and lows of 68°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time 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
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Manly Beach
Manly 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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne travel website.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Balloon Rides
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Melbourne to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Cairns at 89°F and lows at 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Cairns Cenotaph ©
Cairns Cenotaph

1
night
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Cairns to Hamilton Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. In January in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 76°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

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