15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel planner

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Sydney
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Melbourne
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Brisbane
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Cairns
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Queen Elizabeth Lookout, The Three Sisters, &more) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney day trip planner.

Hyderabad, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Sydney. Traveling from Hyderabad in January, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brisbane: Caloundra (Spas, Caloundra Jet Ski, &more). There's much more to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane, and explore the activities along The Brisbane River.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane road trip planning site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in February, Brisbane is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Nature

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Horseback Riding Tours, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, &more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). Spend the 10th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns road trip planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Cairns. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · 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.