15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 3 nights
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder.

New York City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from New York City to Sydney. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from New York City in November, with highs in Sydney at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Village Gallery (in Palm Cove), Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, &more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns tour planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in November, with highs in Cairns at °F and lows at °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Village Gallery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Safaris

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay, about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Fitzroy Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Melbourne using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in November: highs in Melbourne hover around °F, while lows dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, thenget great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and then get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Brisbane online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, Brisbane is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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