AUSTRALIA

An action-packed two weeks in Australia. Click for Luxury, Mid-range or Budget. Here’s your Australia travel plan:

Luxury
1 ✈To Melbourne (Book >) Dep: Afternoon 🏨 In flight!
2 Arr: Evening 🏨Crown Towers (Book >) See all hotels >
Book your transfer from the airport.
3 One of the best things to do in cultural, characterful Melbourne is to stroll around the city centre and riverfront, which may be all you feel like doing after that long flight. St. Paul’s Cathedral, the City Circle Tram and the National Gallery of Victoria are all well worth seeing. You will need a visa to travel to Australia. More info here.
4 🚗Melbourne to Port Fairy (Hire car >) Dep: 10:00 Arr: 17:00 🏨Drift House (Book >) See all hotels >
Today you’ll be driving along the famous Great Ocean Road with its scenic views, shipwrecks, rainforests, sandy beaches and cute coastal villages. Allow time to stop off and enjoy! Melbourne can experience a huge range of weather in one day – come prepared.
5 🚗Port Fairy to Adelaide Dep: 08:00 Arr: 16:00 🏨Mayfair Hotel (Book >) See all hotels >
Historic Port Fairy is a wonderful place to wake up in. You can either spend a little more time on the Great Ocean Road or take a short diversion to see the Grampians National Park. There are many places to see along the way on the Great Ocean Road so be sure to take your time.
6 🚄Adelaide to Alice Springs (Book >) Dep: 12:15 🏨Train See all hotels >
Stroll around Victoria Square and Hahndorf before boarding the train. If you have a spare day then consider adding a trip to Kangaroo Island.
7 🚄Adelaide to Alice Springs
🚗Alice Springs to Uluru (Hire car >)
Dep: 14:00 Arr: 13:45

Arr: 19:30

🏨Longitude 131 (Book >) See all hotels >
Arrive in time to transfer to Uluru where you can enjoy a spectacular sunset if travelling December-February. You can see a map of the sunset and sunrise areas here.
8 ✈Mutitjulu(Ayers Rock) to Cairns (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Afternoon 🏨The Reef Hotel (Book >) See all hotels >
Wake up in time to catch sunrise and stroll around (not up!) Uluru before catching your flight. You’ll arrive in Cairns in time for an evening stroll along the waterfront. You can see a map of the sunset and sunrise areas here.
9-10 Two full days to go snorkelling above the Great Barrier Reef, visit Fitzroy Island and ride the SkyRail Rainforest Cableway. The sun is incredibly strong here, fortunately sun cream is cheap in Australia.
11 ✈Cairns to Sydney (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon 🏨The Langham (Book >) See all hotels >
Relax at a café or pub in The Rocks, stroll along Darling Harbour and admire the view from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. The Queen Victoria building is a good place to find lunch.
12 Take a ferry to Manly or hop in a taxi to Bondi. If you’ve already had enough of the city then embark on a day trip to the Blue Mountains. Book your Opera House tickets here.
13 ✈Sydney to home (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Afternoon (next day) What did you think of this Australia itinerary? Leave your feedback below
You have another day in which to enjoy the Sydney sights. Book your airport transfer here.
Mid-range
1 ✈To Melbourne (Book >) Dep: Afternoon 🏨 In flight!
2 Arr: Evening 🏨Treasury on Collins (Book >) See all hotels >
Book your transfer from the airport.
3 One of the best things to do in cultural, characterful Melbourne is to stroll around the city centre and riverfront, which may be all you feel like doing after that long flight. St. Paul’s Cathedral, the City Circle Tram and the National Gallery of Victoria are all well worth seeing. You will need a visa to travel to Australia. More info here.
4 🚗Melbourne to Port Fairy (Hire car >) Dep: 10:00 Arr: 17:00 🏨Comfort Inn (Book >) See all hotels >
Today you’ll be driving along the famous Great Ocean Road with its scenic views, shipwrecks, rainforests, sandy beaches and cute coastal villages. Allow time to stop off and enjoy! Melbourne can experience a huge range of weather in one day – come prepared.
5 🚗Port Fairy to Adelaide Dep: 08:00 Arr: 16:00 🏨Adina Adelaide Treasury (Book >) See all hotels >
Historic Port Fairy is a wonderful place to wake up in. You can either spend a little more time on the Great Ocean Road or take a short diversion to see the Grampians National Park. There are many places to see along the way on the Great Ocean Road so be sure to take your time.
6 🚄Adelaide to Alice Springs (Book >) Dep: 12:15 🏨Train See all hotels >
Stroll around Victoria Square and Hahndorf before boarding the train. If you have a spare day then consider adding a trip to Kangaroo Island.
7 🚄Adelaide to Alice Springs
🚗Alice Springs to Uluru (Hire car >)
Dep: 14:00 Arr: 13:45

Arr: 19:30

🏨Longitude 131 (Book >) See all hotels >
Arrive in time to drive to Uluru where you can enjoy a spectacular sunset if travelling December-February. You can see a map of the sunset and sunrise areas here.
8 ✈Mutitjulu(Ayers Rock) to Cairns (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Afternoon 🏨Jack & Newell Holiday Apartments (Book >) See all hotels >
Wake up in time to catch sunrise and stroll around (not up!) Uluru before catching your flight. You’ll arrive in Cairns in time for an evening stroll along the waterfront. You can see a map of the sunset and sunrise areas here.
9-10 Two full days to go snorkelling above the Great Barrier Reef, visit Fitzroy Island and ride the SkyRail Rainforest Cableway. The sun is incredibly strong here, fortunately sun cream is cheap in Australia.
11 ✈Cairns to Sydney (Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon 🏨Ovolo 1888 Darling Harbour
(Book >)
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Relax at a café or pub in The Rocks, stroll along Darling Harbour and admire the view from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. The Queen Victoria building is a good place to find lunch.
12 Take a ferry to Manly or hop in a taxi to Bondi. If you’ve already had enough of the city then embark on a day trip to the Blue Mountains. Book your Opera House tickets here.
13 ✈Sydney to home (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Afternoon (next day) What did you think of this Australia itinerary? Leave your feedback below
You have another day in which to enjoy the Sydney sights. Book your airport transfer here.
Budget
1 ✈To Melbourne (Book >) Dep: Afternoon 🏨 In flight!
2 Arr: Evening 🏨Hub Hostel (Book >) See all hotels >
Take the Skybus from the airport.
3 One of the best things to do in cultural, characterful Melbourne is to stroll around the city centre and riverfront, which may be all you feel like doing after that long flight. St. Paul’s Cathedral, the City Circle Tram and the National Gallery of Victoria are all well worth seeing. You will need a visa to travel to Australia. More info here.
4 🚌Melbourne to Port Campbell (Book tour >) Dep: 07:40 Arr: Evening 🏨Tour hostel
Join a backpackers tour along the famous Great Ocean Road with its scenic views, shipwrecks, rainforests, sandy beaches and cute coastal villages. Your tour price includes meals, accommodation and national park entry fees.
5 🚌Port Campbell to Melbourne Dep: Morning Arr: 19:00 🏨Hub Hostel (Book >) See all hotels >
Your tour continues along the Great Ocean Road then heads inland to take in the impressive Grampians National Park The weather can change rapidly in Melbourne – come prepared.
6 ✈Melbourne to Mutitjulu (Ayers Rock)(Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Morning 🏨Outback Pioneer Lodge (Book >) See all hotels >
You’ll arrive in time to enjoy sunset at Uluru. You can see a map of the sunset and sunrise areas here.
7 ✈Mutitjulu(Ayers Rock) to Cairns (Book >) Dep: Afternoon Arr: Afternoon 🏨Tropic Days (Book >) See all hotels >
Wake up in time to catch sunrise and stroll around (not up!) Uluru before catching your flight. You’ll arrive in Cairns in time for an evening stroll along the waterfront. The sun is incredibly strong here, fortunately sun cream is cheap in Australia.
8 Go snorkelling above the Great Barrier Reef and ride the SkyRail Rainforest Cableway. Do not touch the reef when snorkelling.
9 ✈Cairns to Brisbane(Book >) Dep: Morning Arr: Afternoon 🏨Breeze Lodge
(Book >)
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Brisvegas is fun to explore by bicycle, as well as from a river cruise. See the galleries and museums of the Cultural Centre or visit the Lone Pine koala sanctuary. A Go Card can save you money if taking public transport in the city.
10 🚌Brisbane to Byron Bay (Book >) Dep: 09:20 Arr: 12:45 🏨Byron Bay YHA
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Beautiful Byron Bay has the perfect beach on which to relax, or how about signing up to a surf school? Swim between the red and yellow flags.
11 🚌Byron Bay to Sydney (Book >) Dep: 18:20 🏨Bus
Another day to enjoy the bay. We recommend taking a kayaking trip to see the dolphins or – if you’re lucky – a humpback whale. Grab some food for tonight’s journey. There is usually a festival or event happening in Byron. Check out this calendar.
12 🚌Byron Bay to Sydney Arr: 07:10 🏨Bounce Sydney
(Book >)
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Relax at a café or pub in The Rocks, stroll along Darling Harbour and admire the view from Mrs Macquarie’s Chair. The Queen Victoria building is a good place to find lunch.
13 Take a ferry to Manly or hop in a taxi to Bondi. If you’ve already had enough of the city then embark on a day trip to the Blue Mountains. Take a free walking tour to get to know the city.
14 ✈Sydney to home (Book >) Dep: Evening Arr: Afternoon (next day) What did you think of this Australia itinerary? Leave your feedback below
You have another day in which to enjoy the Sydney sights. Take the Airport Link to the airport.

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