15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Baltimore
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  10​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
5
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Baltimore

2
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.
Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, about 44 minutes away.

Discover how to plan a Cairns trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Baltimore, USA to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. In October, Cairns is a bit warmer than Baltimore - with highs of 85°F and lows of 69°F. You'll set off for Brisbane on the 12th (Sat).

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then explore the activities along The Brisbane River, and then admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Brisbane online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Cairns in July; daily highs in Brisbane reach 69°F and lows reach 49°F. You will leave for Sydney on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
The Brisbane River
The Brisbane River
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney online holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in October, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Dolphin & Whale Watching
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours. On your second day here, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then get your game on at Zero Latency, then stroll through St. Kilda Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne online trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 69°F and lows about 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Escape the urban bustle at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Lime Bay State Reserve. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Seven Mile Beach and Bellerive Beach. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, stroll through Cooks Beach, and steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Hobart journey app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: highs in Hobart hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cooks Beach, Lime Bay State Reserve, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Seven Mile Beach, Bellerive Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bellerive Beach ©
Bellerive Beach

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