15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Minneapolis
Fly:  22​h 45​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
Minneapolis

4
days
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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney route maker site .

Minneapolis, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Sydney is 16 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Minneapolis in March, with highs in Sydney at 79°F and lows at 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

4
days
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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
days
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.
On the 26th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens and then head outdoors with Esplanade Lagoon Pool. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Cairns holiday maker .

Fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in March, with highs in Cairns at 87°F and lows at 74°F. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): 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 30th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in March, with highs in Brisbane at 82°F and lows at 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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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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