18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sterling
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Hawker
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sterling

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wheel of Brisbane as well as Australia Zoo.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online tour itinerary builder .

Sterling, USA to Brisbane is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. While traveling from Sterling, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brisbane, ranging from highs of 75°F to lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trip

Australia Zoo
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Australia Zoo ©
Australia Zoo

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Daintree Discovery Tours. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach will get you outdoors.

Plan my trip to Cairns with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Brisbane to Cairns in 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 83°F and lows at 66°F. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Hawker.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Daintree Discovery Tours
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 14:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree Discovery Tours ©
Daintree Discovery Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Hawker

Hawker ©
Hawker is a town in the Flinders Ranges area of South Australia, 365km north of Adelaide. To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Hawker trip itinerary planning site .

Explore your travel options from Cairns to Hawker with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hawker

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Flinders Ranges National Park
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:
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Wilpena Pound ©
Wilpena Pound

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and get interesting insight from Tours.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Hawker to Melbourne. In September, plan for daily highs up to 63°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Museums
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, then walk around Green Point Reserve, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hawker to Sydney with the Route module. September in Sydney sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Green Point Reserve ©
Green Point Reserve

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands and then examine the collection at Opal Museum. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Ballistic Beer Co.

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You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. You will have some time to spend on the 14th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Opal Museum ©
Opal Museum
Newstead House ©
Newstead House

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