The best way to make the most of your trip to Australia is to take a road trip with your travel companions. This itinerary is perfect for a two-week-long road trip but the longer you visit and the more places you see on the way, the better!
An Epic Road Trip on Australia’s East Coast
Day 1 - 2
Arrive in Melbourne
Indulge in Melbourne’s coffee culture by visiting some lovely cafes and walk alongside the river that runs through the city. A few places to visit in Melbourne are the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Shrine of Remembrance that offers a stunning panorama of the city, Queen Victoria Market and the National Gallery of Victoria.
Day 3 - 5
Drive up to Sydney
Between Melbourne and Sydney, you can stop at Ben Boyd National Park and Pebbly Beach.
This large city in Australia is famous for the Sydney Opera House and surfing at Bondi Beach! You can also check out the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Royal Botanic Garden and Taronga Zoo.
Day 6 - 8
On your way to Brisbane, stop at Byron’s Bay for some of the best waves for surfers.
Brisbane is a gorgeous city built on the riverside with plenty of parks to stroll around, a koala sanctuary and a ferris wheel.
Day 9 - 11
This scenic island offers perfect sandy beaches, clear water and lakes for swimming. The best way to get around the island is driving a 4x4 vehicle. Stop by the Sandy Cape Lighthouse and the S.S. Maheno shipwreck.
Day 12 - 14
Final stop! Cairns
Take a long drive or fly up to the north east coast of Australia to reach Cairns, the home of the Great Barrier Reef. There are countless activities to do in Cairns, here are a few of the top attractions.
- Skyrail Rainforest Cableway
- Fitzroy Island
- Kuranda Scenic Railway
- Cairns Aquarium
- Cairns Zoom and Wildlife Dome