15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Santiago
Fly:  17​h 15​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Caloundra
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  18​h 30​min
Santiago

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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: wander the streets of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Santiago, Chile to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Chile Time (CLT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 14 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
days
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea World Theme Park and Dreamworld. There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, browse the different shops at Marina Mirage, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Gold Coast route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. January in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Byron Bay.

Things to do in Gold Coast

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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World ©
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): kick back and relax at Belongil Beach, enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then trek along Cape Byron Walking Track.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Byron Bay trip planning app .

Getting from Gold Coast to Byron Bay by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Caloundra.

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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Belongil Beach ©
Belongil Beach
Cape Byron Lighthouse ©
Cape Byron Lighthouse

2
days
Caloundra

Caloundra ©
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, make a trip to HMAS Brisbane, then cool off at Sea Life Sunshine Coast, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Mooloolaba Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Australia Zoo, kick back and relax at Kings Beach, and then look for gifts at MaisyMoo.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Caloundra online trip planner .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Caloundra in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Caloundra

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Atrium Gallery at Buderim Craft Cottage, Australia Zoo
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo
Sea Life Sunshine Coast ©
Sea Life Sunshine Coast

3
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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River, let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands, and take some stellar pictures from Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brisbane online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Caloundra to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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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

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