15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  26​h
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Rockhampton
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Mackay
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
5
Townsville
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Zurich

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Kedron Brook Bikeway. Your inner history buff will appreciate Caloundra Lighthouses and Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). Venture out of the city with trips to Surfers Paradise Beach (in Surfers Paradise), Caloundra Regional Art Gallery (in Caloundra) and Anthea Polson Art (in Main Beach). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, explore the different monuments and memorials at South Brisbane Memorial Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nepalese Pagoda, and explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane day trip planning tool .

Zurich, Switzerland to Brisbane is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Brisbane is 9 hours. In July, Brisbane is little chillier than Zurich - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Gold Coast
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Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

1
night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Hinkler Hall of Aviation, sample the fine beverages at Bundaberg Rum Distillery, then identify plant and animal life at Mon Repos, and finally indulge your taste buds at Alloway Farm Market.

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Fly from Brisbane to Bundaberg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Bundaberg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rockhampton.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Parks Wildlife Breweries & Distilleries
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Bundaberg Rum Distillery ©
Bundaberg Rum Distillery
Hinkler Hall of Aviation ©
Hinkler Hall of Aviation

1
night
Rockhampton

Rockhampton ©
With over 300 sunny days every year, Rockhampton plays host to numerous outdoor activities.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Rockhampton Heritage Village, look for all kinds of wild species at Capricorn Caves, then browse the exhibits of Rockhampton Art Gallery, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Rockhampton Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Singing Ship, walk around Anzac Plaza Emu Park, and then take some stellar pictures from Wreck Point Scenic Lookout.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rockhampton day trip planner .

You can take a train from Bundaberg to Rockhampton in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mackay.

Things to do in Rockhampton

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums

Side Trips

Emu Park, Wreck Point Scenic Lookout
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Capricorn Caves ©
Capricorn Caves
Singing Ship ©
Singing Ship
Rockhampton Heritage Village ©
Rockhampton Heritage Village

1
night
Mackay

Mackay ©
Mackay is a city and its centre suburb in the Mackay Region on the eastern coast of Queensland, Australia. On the 12th (Sun), view the masterpieces at Artspace Mackay and then kick back and relax at Bucasia Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mackay trip builder site .

You can drive from Rockhampton to Mackay in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Mackay

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Artspace Mackay ©
Artspace Mackay

1
night
Townsville

Townsville ©
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): head off the coast to Museum of Tropical Queensland, then enjoy the sand and surf at The Strand, and then take in the pleasant sights at Castle Hill.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Townsville trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Mackay to Townsville with the Route module. In July, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Museum of Tropical Queensland ©
Museum of Tropical Queensland
The Strand ©
The Strand
Castle Hill
Castle Hill

3
nights
Cairns

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Village Herberton and St Monica's Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Four Mile Beach and Mossman Gorge. Venture out of the city with trips to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach) and Rex Lookout (in Wangetti). It doesn't end there: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip builder website .

Getting from Townsville to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Rex Lookout, Four Mile Beach, Mossman Gorge Centre, Historic Village Herberton
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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