18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Plattsburgh
Fly:  37​h
1
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Travel:  5​h 30​min
2
Lizard Island
— 1 day
Travel:  18​h 30​min
3
Noosa
— 2 nights
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Plattsburgh

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
We've included these beaches for you: Thornton Beach and Myall Beach. Take a break from the city and head to Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and Cape Trib Farm. Take a break from Cape Tribulation with a short trip to Daintree Discovery Centre in Cow Bay, about 30 minutes away. Spend the 4th (Mon) exploring nature at Daintree National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cape Tribulation trip maker app .

Plattsburgh, USA to Cape Tribulation is an approximately 37-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 15 hours. In March, Cape Tribulation is much hotter than Plattsburgh - with highs of 87°F and lows of 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel to Lizard Island.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Daintree Discovery Centre
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Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Cape Trib Farm ©
Cape Trib Farm

1
day
Lizard Island

Lizard Island
On the 5th (Tue), see the vivid underwater world at No Name Reef and then explore the striking landscape at Cod Hole.

To find more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lizard Island attractions app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Cape Tribulation to Lizard Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Noosa.

Things to do in Lizard Island

Nature Parks Wildlife
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2
nights
Noosa

Noosa
Known for its "green" development and north-facing beach, Noosa is a natural getaway.
Get outdoors at Noosa National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Noosa Main Beach and Peregian Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Buderim Forest Park (in Buderim) and Mooloolaba Beach (in Mooloolaba). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Hastings Street.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Noosa trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lizard Island to Noosa. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Noosa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Mooloolaba, Buderim Forest Park
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Noosa National Park
Noosa National Park
Noosa Main Beach ©
Noosa Main Beach
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba 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 9th (Sat): let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Brisbane using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Noosa to Brisbane takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Brisbane are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol. Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Melbourne tour builder app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Brisbane in March since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Justice & Police Museum and Government House. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, take a memorable tour with Tours, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in March, with lows around 66°F. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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