Route & dates
15 days in Australia Itinerary
Fly: 12h 30min
Sydney— 3 nights
Fly: 3h 45min
Brisbane— 3 nights
Cairns— 3 nights
Melbourne— 3 nights
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The Harbour City
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.Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Royal Botanic Garden. The Rocks and Sydney Opera House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Bondi Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.
To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney planner .
Beijing, China to Sydney is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Beijing to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beijing in November, things will get warmer in Sydney: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.
Things to do in Sydney
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:
Australia's New World City
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.Let the collections at Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Queen Street Mall and Newstead House. Step out of Brisbane with an excursion to Wolston Farmhouse in Wacol--about 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at GOMA, browse the collection at State Library Of Queensland, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach.
For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane journey planner.
You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In November in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.
Things to do in Brisbane
Moffat Beach, Wolston Farmhouse
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 10:
The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef
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.Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach & Coffee Works).
To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planner.
Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in November, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.
Things to do in Cairns
Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Nov 10 — 13:
Australia's Garden City
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.Get some cultural insight at Melbourne Museum and Degraves Street. Museum-lovers will get to explore National Gallery of Victoria and Shrine of Remembrance. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Melbourne Central, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park, and stroll through Melbourne Zoo.
To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip builder app .
Traveling by flight from Cairns to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Cairns, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
Things to do in Melbourne
St. Kilda Beach
Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:
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