15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
3
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Kangaroo Island
— 1 day
+3
Fly + bus + train + Drive:  7​h
5
Summerlands
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Mumbai


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1
night
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 30th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then stroll through Palm Cove Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planning app .

Bengaluru, India to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Cairns, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
night
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 2nd (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach, kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in October, expect Gold Coast to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Moffat Beach and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane road trip planning site .

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Moffat Beach ©
Moffat Beach

1
day
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Flinders Chase National Park.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kangaroo Island online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Brisbane to Kangaroo Island takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of car and ferry. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Summerlands.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

1
day
Summerlands

Summerlands ©
Head to Summerlands on Philip Island for the chance to see thousands of penguins waddling along the coastline.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, then look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Summerlands trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, train, and car from Kangaroo Island to Summerlands in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In October, daytime highs in Summerlands are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Summerlands

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Cowes, Churchill Island
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
Koala Conservation Centre ©
Koala Conservation Centre
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. There's lots more to do: stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Summerlands to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

4
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 get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Shop till you drop at Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB). Step out of Sydney to go to Blue Mountains National Park and see Pulpit Rock Lookout, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, stop by Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planning website .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Pulpit Rock Lookout
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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