18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  18​h 15​min
1
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Nelson Bay
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Pokolbin
— 4 nights
train + Fly:  7​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Adelaide
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: New Delhi

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museum of Brisbane and Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel). You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Queensland Maritime Museum and Albert Street Uniting Church. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, take a stroll through West End, and contemplate the long history of Boggo Road Gaol (Jail).

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane attractions website .

New Delhi, India to Brisbane is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from New Delhi in June, things will get much colder in Brisbane: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Nelson Bay.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Maritime Museum ©
Queensland Maritime Museum

1
night
Nelson Bay

Nelson Bay ©
Nelson Bay is a suburb of the Port Stephens local government area in the Hunter Region of New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then identify plant and animal life at Tomaree Head.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Nelson Bay trip builder .

Fly from Brisbane to Nelson Bay in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Brisbane in June: high temperatures in Nelson Bay hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Nelson Bay

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Tomaree Head
Highlights from your plan
Tomaree Head ©
Tomaree Head
Dolphin & Whale Watching

4
nights
Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Harkham Wines and Leogate Estate Wines. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nobbys Beach and Merewether Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pokolbin: Newcastle (Nobbys Head, Blackbutt Reserve, & more), Fighter World (in Williamtown) and Maitland Gaol (in East Maitland). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Ivanhoe Wines.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Pokolbin trip builder website .

You can drive from Nelson Bay to Pokolbin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Pokolbin can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Newcastle, Maitland Gaol, Fighter World, Ernest Hill Wines
Highlights from your plan
Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Nobbys Beach ©
Nobbys Beach
Merewether Beach ©
Merewether Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park and ArtVo. Get some cultural insight at Australian Centre for the Moving Image and Melbourne Museum. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, admire all the interesting features of Rippon Lea Estate, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and contemplate the long history of Shrine of Remembrance.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Pokolbin to Melbourne takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Pokolbin in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rippon Lea Estate, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Highlights from your plan
St Paul's Cathedral ©
St Paul's Cathedral

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Motor Museum and National Railway Museum Port Adelaide. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cleland Wildlife Park and South Australian Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Adelaide: The Cedars (in Hahndorf) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of South Australia, get advice or help at State Library of South Australia, take an in-depth tour of South Australian Museum, and do a tasting at Penfolds Magill Estate Cellar Door.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary builder website .

Getting from Melbourne to Adelaide by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Adelaide are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Port Adelaide, West Torrens, Henley Beach, National Motor Museum, The Cedars
Highlights from your plan
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Gorge Wildlife Park ©
Gorge Wildlife Park
National Motor Museum ©
National Motor Museum

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