Australia: Unless you have tons of time, limit where you go

Australia is enormous. Don’t pack in too much if you’ve only a couple of weeks—it would be like trying to see the entire United States in 14 days. Instead, start by determining what the best activities are during the time of year you plan to go—touring wineries, bushwalking, skiing, diving. Then PLAN YOUR TRIP around them, including a couple of noteworthy areas that will keep you happy and busy rather than frazzled and run ragged.