15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Buenos Aires
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Byron Bay
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  19​h 30​min
End: Buenos Aires

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 18th (Sun), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne online tour itinerary maker .

Buenos Aires, Argentina to Melbourne is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Argentine Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria), which is usually a 13 hour difference. Traveling from Buenos Aires in March, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Tours, #Outdoors, #Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Food Tours
Balloon Rides

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland and then have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane travel itinerary planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Melbourne in March, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can drive to Byron Bay.

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
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Byron Bay

Byron Bay
Named after Lord Byron's grandfather, Byron Bay is not only famous as the easternmost point of Australia, but even more so as one of the liveliest vacation spots in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): let little ones run wild at Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, experience rural life at The Farm Byron Bay, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and finally trek along Cape Byron Walking Track. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Big Prawn, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Byron Bay journey maker tool .

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Byron Bay takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Byron Bay sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Byron Bay

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Adventure

Side Trips

Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens, Big Prawn
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse
Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens ©
Crystal Castle & Shambhala Gardens

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 25th (Sun), get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Surfer's Paradise Beach and then get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast trip planner .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Gold Coast in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World

5
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: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney online visit planner .

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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