18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 5 nights
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Brisbane
— 4 nights
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Adelaide
— 4 nights

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Melbourne

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find reviews and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In November, daytime highs in Melbourne are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

4
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.
Gold Coast is known for theme parks, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park, enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Observation Deck, catch some excitement at Infinity Attraction, and enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast travel route builder website.

Getting from Melbourne to Gold Coast by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect Gold Coast to be a bit warmer, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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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: Port Douglas (Four Mile Beach, With Sugar, &more) and Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, don't miss a visit to Captain Cook Highway Rock Stacks, admire the natural beauty at Munro Martin Parklands, and stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in December, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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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.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around South Bank Parklands, get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, and take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Brisbane sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in December; daily highs in Brisbane reach 32°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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Adelaide

Adelaide ©
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Go for a jaunt from Adelaide to Hahndorf to see The Cedars about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market, contemplate the long history of Adelaide Oval, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Adelaide trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Adelaide by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Brisbane in December since evenings lows in Adelaide dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Adelaide Botanic Garden ©
Adelaide Botanic Garden
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

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