15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  10​h
End: Jakarta

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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get your game on at South Bank Parklands, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and stroll through Dicky Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane trip maker site .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Brisbane is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Jakarta to Brisbane, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Jakarta in December, with highs in Brisbane at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caloundra
Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Dicky Beach ©
Dicky Beach

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, beaches, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Sea World Theme Park, cool off at Dreamworld, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and get your game on at Slideways - Go Karting Gold Coast.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney travel route planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, take a tour by water with Melbourne Boat Hire, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip maker tool .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Melbourne. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 31:
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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