15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New York City
Bus + Fly:  26 h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h
2
Cairns
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 45 min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: New York City

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, wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder.

New York City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of subway, train, and flight; or fly. 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 77°F and lows at 62°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
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
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: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Safaris, Four Mile Beach, &more). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and view the masterpieces at Village Gallery.

Make your Cairns itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Cairns in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 87°F and 72°F. Finish up 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
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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 20 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.

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Traveling by combination of shuttle and 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 73°F, while lows dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Scenic Drive

Side Trip

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

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, then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then get in on the family fun at Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane.

To see maps, more things to do, 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 do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November, Brisbane is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 80°F and lows of 65°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 Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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