18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia attractions 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

— 5 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.
Dedicate the 20th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and browse the collection at State Library Victoria.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our 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. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Hyderabad in June; daily highs in Melbourne reach 16°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Wineries · Parks · Museums

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: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach (about 1h 10 min away). Next up on the itinerary: walk around South Bank Parklands, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nepalese Pagoda, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane journey planner.

Fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cairns

— 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling & Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns day trip app.

You can fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in June, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

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.