15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Plattsburgh
Fly:  27​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
4
Beerwah
— 2 nights
Travel:  19​h
5
Lizard Island
— Few hours
Travel:  6​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Fly:  37​h
End: Plattsburgh

2
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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Rocks and Fort Denison Island. There's lots more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and kick back and relax at Coogee Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sydney using our trip planner.

Plattsburgh, USA to Sydney is an approximately 27-hour flight. Traveling from Plattsburgh to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Plattsburgh in March; daily highs in Sydney reach 79°F and lows reach 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 5th (Tue), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally stroll through St. Kilda Beach. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, then meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and then tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary app .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane tour itinerary planning app .

Fly from Melbourne to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect a bit warmer with lows of 68°F in Brisbane. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Beerwah.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

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Beerwah

Beerwah ©
Beerwah is a rural town and a locality in the hinterland of the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marcoola Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Peregian Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at Caloundra Lighthouses, enjoy the sand and surf at Bulcock Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kings Beach, and finally stroll through Mooloolaba Beach.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Beerwah online tour itinerary maker .

Drive from Brisbane to Beerwah in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in March, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Lizard Island.

Things to do in Beerwah

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Mooloolaba, Peregian Beach, Marcoola Beach
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Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach

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Lizard Island

Lizard Island
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Cod Hole.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lizard Island itinerary planner .

Explore your travel options from Beerwah to Lizard Island with the Route module. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lizard Island

Parks Nature
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nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Thornton Beach in Thornton Beach--about 54 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Horses in Port.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Port Douglas travel planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Lizard Island to Port Douglas. In March, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Thornton Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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