14 days in Australia Itinerary

14 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia route planner

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Melbourne
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Gold Coast
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Cairns
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Sydney
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Melbourne

— 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Royal Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Museum make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, admire the natural beauty at Royal Exhibition Building, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip website.

Ahmedabad, India to Melbourne is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Melbourne. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in February: highs in Melbourne hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Gold Coast

— 4 nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Surfers Paradise Beach. Step out of Gold Coast with an excursion to The Brisbane River in Brisbane--about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 13th (Thu) exploring the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park. There's lots more to do: cool off at Dreamworld, find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast day trip planning website.

Getting from Melbourne to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Gold Coast when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Cairns

— 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip app.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in February: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sydney

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and then wander the streets of The Rocks. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, see a show at Sydney Opera House, go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, Sydney is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.