15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Orlando
Fly:  25​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 6 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
End: Orlando

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

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Orlando, USA to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 15 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Orlando in January: highs in Cairns hover around 89°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, explore the world behind art at Queensland Art Gallery, and then contemplate the long history of Victoria Bridge Abutment. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and then kick back and relax at Dicky Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane online travel route planner .

Getting from Cairns to Brisbane by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Cairns in January, you will find days in Brisbane are little chillier (84°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Museums, #Beaches

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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 Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and explore the world behind art at ArtVo.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Brisbane to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in January, Melbourne is little chillier at night with lows of 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

6
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 explore and learn at Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Popular historic sites such as The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, admire the masterpieces at White Rabbit Gallery, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

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