15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  23​h
1
Brisbane
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h 30​min
4
Leura
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Durham

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.
On the 19th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then stop by Psychic Readings Twin Featherz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art, then get in on the family fun at Wheel of Brisbane, and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

Durham, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 23-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, 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. Traveling from Durham in July, things will get colder in Brisbane: highs are around 69°F and lows about 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Gallery of Modern Art ©
Gallery of Modern Art
Psychic Readings Twin Featherz ©
Psychic Readings Twin Featherz

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, then see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

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Traveling by car from Brisbane to Gold Coast takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Theme Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Melbourne Central and Melbourne Museum. Spend the 25th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and get your game on at Zero Latency.

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You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in July, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 56°F and 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

2
nights
Leura

Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and finally explore the stunning scenery at Lincoln's Rock. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, do a tasting at Dryridge Estate, learn about winemaking at Megalong Creek Estate, then browse the exhibits of Gallery One88, then take a stroll through Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, and finally look for gifts at Blue Mountains Chocolate Company.

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Leura trip planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Leura in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Leura to be about the same, around 38°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Katoomba, Megalong Valley, Lincoln's Rock, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

4
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.
Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Ambush Gallery. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, identify plant and animal life at Tambourine Bay Reserve and Warraroon Reserve Walk, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

You can drive from Leura to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Traveling from Leura in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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