15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
train + Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Blue Mountains National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  12​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Beerwah
— 1 night
Drive + ferry:  18​h 15​min
5
Magnetic Island
— 2 nights
ferry + Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Copenhagen

1
night
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.
To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Sydney is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. In July, Sydney is cooler than Bangkok - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. On the 30th (Mon), you're off toBlue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
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3
nights
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Jenolan Caves and Pulpit Rock Lookout. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon track and Perry's Lookdown. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Blue Mountains National Park: The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens (in Blackheath) and Mittagong (Tertini Wines, Artemis Wines, & more). There's more to do: take in breathtaking views at Lincoln's Rock and get great views at Anvil Rock Lookout.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Blue Mountains National Park route builder .

You can drive from Sydney to Blue Mountains National Park in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Blue Mountains National Park when traveling from Sydney in July, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mittagong, Blackheath, Jenolan Caves
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Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Pulpit Rock Lookout
Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Artemis Wines ©
Artemis Wines

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 3rd (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then wander the streets of Queen Street Mall. On the 4th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, then wander the streets of West End, and then kick back and relax at Shorncliffe Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane road trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Blue Mountains National Park to Brisbane. Traveling from Blue Mountains National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Brisbane, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Beerwah.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Neighborhoods, #Wildlife
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
West End ©
West End
Queen Street Mall ©
Queen Street Mall

1
night
Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Point Cartwright and then kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Marcoola Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolum Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Beerwah trip builder .

You can drive from Brisbane to Beerwah in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Beerwah can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Magnetic Island.

Things to do in Beerwah

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Spas & Wellness, Marcoola Beach, Coolum Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Magnetic Island

Magnetic Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Nelly Bay to Arcadia Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: play a few rounds at Magnetic Island Country Club, then stroll through West Point, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Geoffrey Bay.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Magnetic Island sightseeing planning app .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and ferry from Beerwah to Magnetic Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Beerwah in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Magnetic Island: highs are around 30°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Magnetic Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Magnetic Island Country Club ©
Magnetic Island Country Club

2
nights
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 9th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Tablelands, Waterfalls, and Spanish Castle and then look for all kinds of wild species at Michaelmas Cay.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planner .

Do a combination of ferry and flight from Magnetic Island to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. August in Cairns sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Wildlife, #Adventure, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Spas & Wellness
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Michaelmas Cay ©
Michaelmas Cay

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