15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  23​h 30​min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Whitsunday Island
— 3 nights
train:  13​h 30​min
4
Noosa
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Byron Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
6
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Sydney
— Few hours
Fly:  17​h
End: Edmonton

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.
You've added Circular Quay, Manly Beach, Pylon Lookout Climb, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip app .

Edmonton, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from Edmonton in October, expect Sydney to be much hotter, temps between 28°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Blackheath, Blue Mountains National Park, Katoomba, Leura Cascades
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Govetts Leap ©
Govetts Leap
Leura Cascades ©
Leura Cascades

3
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.
You've added Mossman Gorge, Cape Tribulation Beach, Millaa Millaa Falls, and other attractions to your itinerary.

Before you visit Cairns, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Cairns at 34°C and lows at 24°C. On the 29th (Tue), you're off toWhitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Babinda Boulders, Cape Tribulation Beach, Millaa Millaa Falls
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Josephine Falls ©
Josephine Falls

3
nights
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island
To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island holiday planning site .

Getting from Cairns to Whitsunday Island by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in October, plan for little chillier nights in Whitsunday Island, with lows around 19°C. You will leave for Brisbane on the 1st (Fri).

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Nature Outdoors
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1
night
Noosa

Noosa ©
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Noosa National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Noosa sightseeing planner .

Take a train from Whitsunday Island to Noosa in 13.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You will leave for Byron Bay on the 2nd (Sat).

Things to do in Noosa

Nature Parks
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Noosa National Park ©
Noosa National Park

1
night
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 3rd (Sun): get all the equipment you need at Gear Rentals, then kick back and relax at Wategos Beach, then stroll through Cape Byron Walking Track, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Cape Byron Lighthouse.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Byron Bay trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Noosa to Byron Bay takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In November in Byron Bay, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Byron Bay

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Wategos Beach ©
Wategos Beach
Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

1
night
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Opal Museum, go for a walk through New Farm River Walk, and then walk around Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane online journey planner .

You can drive from Byron Bay to Brisbane in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Brisbane sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums
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Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park ©
Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park
Opal Museum ©
Opal Museum

few
hours
Sydney

Sydney
For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll set off for home on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Parks
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