18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Sydney
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Brisbane
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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. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planner.

Hyderabad, India to Melbourne is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Hyderabad in June, expect Melbourne to be much colder, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums

Sydney

— 5 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.
When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Wentworth Falls Lookout in Wentworth Falls, approximately Wentworth Falls away. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Go for a jaunt from Brisbane to Main Beach to see Sea World Theme Park about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: stroll around South Bank Parklands, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Brisbane holiday planning site.

Getting from Sydney to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Cairns

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Cairns online travel planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in June, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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.