15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  26​h
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Canberra
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: Newark

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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel planner .

Newark, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Newark to Sydney. Traveling from Newark in January, expect Sydney to be much warmer, temps between 82°F and 68°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Canberra.

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#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, then take a peaceful walk through Gondwana Rainforest, and then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Canberra online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Canberra takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in January, Canberra is little chillier at night with lows of 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Canberra

#Nature, #Parks, #Museums

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Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 30th (Wed), steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Perth trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Perth takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Canberra to Perth. Traveling from Canberra in January, Perth is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Fri): enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Cairns. Traveling from Perth in January, Cairns is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

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#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and get interesting insight from Melbourne Boat Hire.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker website .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in February, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 81°F and lows about 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

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#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
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.
On the 5th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane vacation planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Brisbane by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

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