18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Brisbane
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Sydney
— 5 nights

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Brisbane

Brisbane ©

Australia's New World City

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.
When in Brisbane, make a side trip to see Sea World Theme Park in Main Beach, approximately Main Beach away. There's lots more to do: walk around South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane trip builder website.

Sydney to Brisbane is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Brisbane are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Wildlife

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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Port Douglas (Scuba & Snorkeling, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

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Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in July, expect Cairns to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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Melbourne

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 26th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and browse the collection at State Library Victoria.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip website.

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Melbourne is cooler than Cairns - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours · Parks · Wineries · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wine Tours & Tastings
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, wander the streets of The Rocks, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip maker.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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