15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mexico City
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 30​min
End: Mexico City

5
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Elizabeth Bay House. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planning site .

Mexico City, Mexico to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Mexico City to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In September in Sydney, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 22nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

4
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 Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker tool .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In September, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 20°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, then stroll through Palm Cove Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect nights in Cairns to be much warmer, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 33°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Dicky Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane travel route website .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in September: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around 28°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

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