15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip planner

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Melbourne
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Sydney
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Brisbane
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Cairns
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Melbourne

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Melbourne: Torquay (Great Ocean Road Paragliding & The Great Ocean Road). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Hyderabad, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Melbourne. Traveling from Hyderabad in December, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 30°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Outdoors · Scenic Drive · Tours

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Sydney

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

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, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in December, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Outdoors

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Brisbane

— 3 nights

Australia's New World City

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Golden Beach Hire (in Golden Beach) and Caloundra (Bulcock Beach & Escape Room Oz). There's lots more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Brisbane sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Cairns

— 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris) and Spas (in Palm Cove). Spend the 31st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and admire the striking features of Freshwater Station.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns holiday planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in December, you will find days in Cairns are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.