18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

5
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Melbourne vacation planner.

Hyderabad, India to Melbourne is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Melbourne. Traveling from Hyderabad in September, expect Melbourne to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 20:
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Sydney at 25°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Sep 20 — 24:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
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: walk around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha, admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland, and contemplate the waterfront views at The Brisbane River.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Brisbane attractions site .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September in Brisbane, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Safaris). The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in September, with highs in Cairns at 33°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

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