15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Dublin

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Degraves Streetfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Museum. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip builder .

Dublin, Ireland to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Dublin to Melbourne. Traveling from Dublin in March, expect Melbourne to be warmer, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Degraves Street ©
Degraves Street

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'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Sydney Fish Market.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in March, with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Art Gallery of New South Wales ©
Art Gallery of New South Wales

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): browse the different shops at The Oasis Shopping Centre, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: get some fabulous bargains at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, then browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, and then browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast visit 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. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Shopping Outdoors Parks
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre ©

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Brisbane trip itinerary maker site .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Parks
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): 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 Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner .

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Brisbane in April; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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