Australia 2-Week Tours & Itineraries

Explore 23 trips designed by local kimkim specialists to get ideas for your trip to Australia.

If you're planning a two-week trip to Australia, browse our carefully crafted itineraries with fun and immersive activities. For a well-rounded trip, consider something similar to this East Coast Aussie adventure, which takes you to Brisbane's cultural landmarks, Airlie Beach's sandy shores, Cairns' Great Barrier Reef, and Sydney. If you're traveling with family, opt for a trip like this Australia for Families itinerary, where you'll dine under the stars in Uluru, explore the Daintree Rainforest, and relax on Whitehaven Beach. You can also enjoy something similar to this self-drive from Melbourne to Adelaide, where you can watch penguins on Phillip Island, savor local vintages in the Barossa Valley, and encounter wildlife on Kangaroo Island.

See our itineraries below or read our guide to the best 14-day trips in Australia.

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Best of Australia’s East Coast: Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, & Cairns - 14 Days
Map of Best of Australia’s East Coast: Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, & Cairns - 14 Days
Best of Australia’s East Coast: Melbourne, Sydney, Gold Coast, & Cairns - 14 Days

Two weeks offers plenty of time to explore some of the best regions in Australia. Arrive in Melbourne and enjoy the funky, bohemian vibe of the city, along with some sightseeing and a free day. Then, travel to Sydney for a pub tour, and to explore the famous neighborhoods and iconic landmarks around Sydney Harbour. Next, tour Gold Coast, including an excursion to Mount Tambourine National Park, along with free time to surf and relax. The trip concludes in Cairns with two epic day trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest.

Stop to check out the iconic Twelve Apostles along the Great Ocean Road
Map of Self-Drive Tour: From Melbourne to Adelaide - 14 Days
Self-Drive Tour: From Melbourne to Adelaide - 14 Days

Explore the natural beauty and diverse wildlife on this two-week coastal adventure of Victoria and South Australia. Starting and ending in Melbourne, you'll drive along Australia's southern edge navigating the Great Ocean Road and choosing to stop on your schedule until you reach Adelaide. Along the way, you'll discover dramatic rock formations like the famous Twelve Apostles, meet kangaroos and fur seals on Kangaroo Island, and learn about aboriginal culture in Grampians National Park.

Katoomba, Blue Mountains
Map of Self Drive Tour: Melbourne, Healesville, Blue Mountains, Sydney & More - 14 Days
Self Drive Tour: Melbourne, Healesville, Blue Mountains, Sydney & More - 14 Days

On this two-week self-drive journey through Australia, visit two major cities and plenty of scenic stops in between. Begin in Melbourne before heading to Mount Baw Baw for some hiking, biking, or fly fishing. Next, spend two days in Yarra Valley, followed by a return to Melbourne to do some sightseeing. Then, head to Sydney to launch into more offshoots—Katoomba, Blue Mountains, Mudgee, Lithgow, and Hawkesbury River included. The vacation concludes in Sydney with visits to Bondi Beach, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and the famed Sydney Opera House.

Ayers Rock
Map of Self-Drive Outback Adventure: Adelaide, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs, & More - 14  Days
Self-Drive Outback Adventure: Adelaide, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs, & More - 14 Days

This two-week journey through the Australian Outback weaves through 10 destinations. The adventure kicks off in Adelaide, and then ventures to Port Augusta, with stunning waterside lookouts. Next, head to the mining town of Coober Pedy, followed by a tour through Uluru, home of Ayers Rock. Discover the vast Kings Canyon on a day trip, then do some sightseeing in Alice Springs. The final leg of the adventure runs through Tennant Creek, Katherine, Kakadu National Park, and Darwin.

Byron Bay
Map of Coastal Queensland: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Great Barrier Reef & More - 14 Days
Coastal Queensland: Brisbane, Gold Coast, Great Barrier Reef & More - 14 Days

A trip along the coast is a great way to experience the full range of sights and activities available in the Sunshine State of Queensland. On this two-week tour, you'll snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef, lounge on white-sand beaches on the Whitsunday Islands, come face-to-face with koalas near Brisbane, and much more.

Visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Map of East Coast Aussie Adventure: Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns, Adelaide & Sydney - 14 Days
East Coast Aussie Adventure: Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns, Adelaide & Sydney - 14 Days

Enjoy the best of the East Coast of Australia on this two-week trip. Begin with a tour of Brisbane before heading to the Whitsunday Islands. Indulge in a free day in Cairns, then cruise over to the world-famous Great Barrier Reef and lush Daintree Rainforest. Next, tour Adelaide and spend a full day with native species at Kangaroo Island. The trip concludes in Sydney to discover the landmarks, as well as the stunning Blue Mountains region.

Bondi Beach
Map of Highlights of Australia & New Zealand: Sydney, Uluru, Melbourne, & Auckland - 14 Days
Highlights of Australia & New Zealand: Sydney, Uluru, Melbourne, & Auckland - 14 Days

On this two-week journey to Australia and New Zealand, adventure through four cities and several iconic landmarks. Begin in Sydney to visit popular sites like Bondi Beach and the Sydney Opera House. Next, explore famed Ayers Rock and Uluru. Then, it's off to Melbourne for local sightseeing, a wildlife tour, and a free day of discovery. Finally, transport to Auckland to explore the city, along with a day trip to Bay of Islands for marine life sightings and views along the open water of New Zealand.

Kids having fun on the beach
Map of Australia & New Zealand for Families: Big Cities, Adventure & the Reef - 14 Days
Australia & New Zealand for Families: Big Cities, Adventure & the Reef - 14 Days

The perfect itinerary for families with active older kids and teens, this two-week tour takes you to the heart of Australia and New Zealand's natural wonders. Discover Sydney and Melbourne's top attractions before heading north to Cairns for an epic day at the Great Barrier Reef. Travel through the rainforest and down the Great Ocean Road, then hop over to New Zealand's adventure capital of Queenstown to explore mountains, fjords, and "Lord of the Rings" country.

Windjana Gorge, The Kimberley © Tourism Western Australia
Map of Kimberley Safari in Remote Northwestern Australia - 14 Days
Kimberley Safari in Remote Northwestern Australia - 14 Days

The Kimberley, remote and wild, is considered one of the most beautiful regions of Australia. This 14-day safari starts in Broome where you'll travel the length of the famous Gibb River Road, visiting spectacular gorges where the colors come alive with the sun. Get up-close views of freshwater crocodiles and beautiful Australian birds. Admire Aboriginal rock art, soak in hot springs, and visit the famous El Questro Station and other famous sites. An almost endless list of experiences awaits you.

Surfers on Phillip Island's Woolamai Beach
Map of The Ultimate Tour of Australia & New Zealand - 14 Days
The Ultimate Tour of Australia & New Zealand - 14 Days

This fast-paced trip squeezes the best of Australia and New Zealand into two epic weeks. Start in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, and road trip south to Rotorua for Hobbiton, bubbling mud pools, and geothermal activity. Skip to the world's adventure capital, Queenstown, for big thrills and a Milford Sound / Piopiotahi day trip before crossing over to Australia. Here, you'll tick off Melbourne and Sydney, skip out to the Red Centre at Uluru, and see the Great Barrier Reef in Cairns.

Happy kids lying on a sandy beach
Map of Australia for Families: Sydney, Uluru, Cairns & the Whitsundays - 14 Days
Australia for Families: Sydney, Uluru, Cairns & the Whitsundays - 14 Days

This 14-day highlights tour takes you on an adventure through Australia's most spectacular natural sights. Perfect for families with older kids, enjoy the buzz of Sydney before experiencing the best of Australia's desert outback, mountainous rainforest, and sub-tropical coastal shores. Along the way, you'll encounter First Nations culture at Uluru, swim in a rainforest creek, and explore the Great Barrier Reef before ending up in paradise on the shores of the Whitsunday Islands.

Govett's Leap in the Blue Mountains
Map of Australia Cities & Wildlife Adventure for Families - 14 Days
Australia Cities & Wildlife Adventure for Families - 14 Days

This active two-week Australian trip starts with a hot air balloon flight across Melbourne and finishes on the shores of Sydney. Perfect for active families with older kids, this itinerary ticks the best of Australia's wildlife and outdoor lifestyle boxes. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, climb a mountain in Tasmania, hike in the rugged Blue Mountains, and hit the surf at Bondi Beach.

Witness stunning scenery on this Australia-New Zealand road trip, like the coast of sunny Queensland
Map of New Zealand & Australia Road Trip Highlights - 14 Days
New Zealand & Australia Road Trip Highlights - 14 Days

Explore New Zealand and Australia's highlights on this two-week self-drive adventure. Start in New Zealand, where you'll wander geothermal landscapes and discover Maori culture on the North Island, then enjoy gondola rides, scenic hikes, and stargazing on the South Island. Jet to Australia next to experience its UNESCO wonders; you'll snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef and tour mighty Uluru, watching the sun rise and set over this Indigenous landmark.

Little girl looks at a birdwing butterfly sitting on a plant in the Cairns' rainforest
Map of Brisbane, Port Douglas & Sydney Family Adventure - 14 Days
Brisbane, Port Douglas & Sydney Family Adventure - 14 Days

This jam-packed two-week itinerary is perfect for active families wanting to explore the best of Australia's wildlife and outdoor lifestyle. Get up close and personal with the country's cutest and scaliest animals, see the city sights of Brisbane and Sydney by boat, bike, and kayak, and discover the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. Along the way, you'll ride a cable car over the rainforest, dive into the Mossman River for a snorkeling tour, and wind up hiking the breathtaking Blue Mountains.

Sunrise over Sydney's Bronte Beach and shorefront pool
Map of Australia & New Zealand Panorama: Palm Cove, Sydney, Auckland, Rotorua & Queenstown - 14 Days
Australia & New Zealand Panorama: Palm Cove, Sydney, Auckland, Rotorua & Queenstown - 14 Days

Stunning landscapes abound on this two-week odyssey through Australia and New Zealand. Bask on the beaches of Palm Cove, dive into the Great Barrier Reef, scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and set off into the bush to discover the rugged beauty of the Blue Mountains. Then it's off to Auckland for an adventure through the North and South Islands—cruising through glowworm caves, meeting the iconic kiwi bird, joining a traditional Maori feast, and ending in the adventure capital of Queenstown.

Go diving on the Great Barrier Reef
Map of Australia & New Zealand Natural Adventure: Sydney to Queenstown - 14 Days
Australia & New Zealand Natural Adventure: Sydney to Queenstown - 14 Days

This two-week trip to Australia and New Zealand will get your heart pumping with one-of-a-kind adventures and unusual destinations. Tick off the main sights in Sydney, then switch to lesser-known Port Lincoln, where you'll come face-to-face with great white sharks. Dive the Great Barrier Reef and visit Kuranda before flying to New Zealand, where big thrills await in Queenstown with jet boats, wilderness cruises, scenic hikes, and wine tasting.

Explore the wilds of Western Australia from a luxury oceanside camp (photo courtesy of Sal Salis)
Map of Luxury Sydney, Kangaroo Island & Australia's Wild West Coast - 14 Days
Luxury Sydney, Kangaroo Island & Australia's Wild West Coast - 14 Days

Explore the awe-inspiring wonders of Sydney, Kangaroo Island, and Western Australia with this epic two-week luxury itinerary. Starting in harborside Sydney, you'll tick off the icons, connect with Aboriginal culture, and cook with a private chef. Then, delve deep into the wilderness with five deluxe nights on Kangaroo Island. Return to city life in Perth with a private coffee tour before your flight to Exmouth, where you'll settle into a luxe beachside camp and swim alongside gentle whale sharks on Ningaloo Reef.

Humpback whale tail throw in Sydney
Map of Seasonal Highlights of Australia & New Zealand - 14 Days
Seasonal Highlights of Australia & New Zealand - 14 Days

If you're planning to visit Australia and New Zealand between May and October, this 14-day itinerary ticks all the right boxes. Experience the best of each country, along with special seasonal activities such as whale watching from Sydney Harbour and sledding in the snow at Queenstown. While it might be winter and spring Down Under, you'll still be snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef and connecting with culture in Port Douglas and Rotorua.

Your luxury retreats include a modern masterpiece in the heart of Freycinet National Park (photo courtesy of Saffire Lodge)
Map of Luxury Sydney, Tasmania & South Australia - 14 Days
Luxury Sydney, Tasmania & South Australia - 14 Days

Experience laid-back luxury and form deep connections with Australia's people, landscapes, and wildlife with this deluxe two-week trip. Starting in Sydney, tick off the icons and cycle the city before landing in Hobart for a self-drive Tasmanian adventure to historic Port Arthur and the breathtaking Freycinet National Park. After, skip over to Kangaroo Island, where another 5-star nature lodge awaits. Finish in charming Adelaide with walking tours and wine tastings.

After checking off Sydney, Melbourne, and the outback, you'll end on the remote paradise of Lizard Island (photo courtesy of Lizard Island Resort)
Map of Australia Luxury Escape: Sydney, Melbourne, Uluru & Lizard Island - 14 Days
Australia Luxury Escape: Sydney, Melbourne, Uluru & Lizard Island - 14 Days

This curated 14-day luxury itinerary blends lavish experiences with Australia's breathtaking landscapes. Start in Sydney with a private sunset dinner cruise, then skip to Melbourne for culture and cuisine. Fly to the Red Centre to marvel at the iconic Uluru, witness unreal sunsets, and dine under desert stars. Finish the adventure at the Great Barrier Reef on the remote and exclusive Lizard Island.

Stay three nights at an all-inclusive Australian safari camp in the Northern Territory (photo courtesy of Bamurru Plains)
Map of Off-the-Beaten-Path Australian Luxury: Cities, The Ghan & Kakadu - 14 Days
Off-the-Beaten-Path Australian Luxury: Cities, The Ghan & Kakadu - 14 Days

Adventurous travelers with discerning taste will love this 14-day Australian trip, which offers laid-back luxury and private experiences. The itinerary weaves together the cultural allure of Melbourne, the gastronomic delights of Adelaide, and the iconic landscapes of Sydney. You'll also travel up the continent in style aboard The Ghan, savoring three days of rail travel from Adelaide to Darwin. Then, experience the pristine wilderness of Kakadu National Park with an all-inclusive, luxury bush safari.

Spend two nights at a resort on Kangaroo Island sampling the sustainable food scene (photo courtesy of Southern Ocean Lodge)
Map of Luxury Nature & Fine Dining Tour of Australia - 14 Days
Luxury Nature & Fine Dining Tour of Australia - 14 Days

Savor the very best of Australia's food and wine scene with this 14-day luxury trip that starts in Melbourne at one of the country's top restaurants, and finishes in Sydney with a sunset dinner cruise. In between you'll stay in 5-star luxury hotels, ride in a hot-air balloon, and hop in a rental car to drive along the Great Ocean Road to Brae, the Grampians, and Adelaide. You'll also spend two nights at a resort on Kangaroo Island experiencing the incredible food and fauna, like wallabies, kangaroos, and fur seals.

Spend two days swimming with marine life in the Indian Ocean
Map of Australia Honeymoon Outdoor Adventure: Melbourne, Sydney & the West Coast - 14 Days
Australia Honeymoon Outdoor Adventure: Melbourne, Sydney & the West Coast - 14 Days

This adventurous two-week Australian honeymoon combines the best of Sydney, Melbourne, and the West Coast. Start in the cultural capital, Melbourne, with a cocktail tour and day trips to the Mornington Peninsula and Great Ocean Road. From here, fly west to sunny Perth where you'll road trip south to taste wines in the Margaret River and fly north to Exmouth to swim with humpback whales and whale sharks. Finish your romantic tour in Sydney with a sunset dinner cruise and an overnight zoo encounter.

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