18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 3 nights
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
3
Sydney
— 5 nights
4
Melbourne
— 5 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. For shopping fun, head to Village Gallery or Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, make a trip to Freshwater Station, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

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Pune, India to Cairns is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Pune to Cairns, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Cairns are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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.
Head to Opals Down Under and Relove Oxleyfor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and Mooloolaba Beach. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Caloundra (Kings Beach & Moffat Beach) and Kawana Shoppingworld (in Buddina). The adventure continues: walk around South Bank Parklands.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Brisbane trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in February: high temperatures in Brisbane hover around °C and lows are around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Caloundra, Kawana Shoppingworld, Mooloolaba Beach, Opals Down Under
Highlights from your plan
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mooloolaba Beach ©
Mooloolaba Beach
Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach

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.
Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Shelly Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Brett Whiteley Studio. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to Wentworth Falls in Wentworth Falls--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, stroll through Bondi Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Shelly Beach, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

5
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of the city life by going to The Great Ocean Road and Balloon Rides. For shopping fun, head to Melbourne Central or Federation Square. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, hunt for treasures at South Melbourne Market, take in the exciting artwork at The City Gallery, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Joseph's Church.

Before you visit Melbourne, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in February, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of °C. On the 20th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Shopping Parks

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, The Great Ocean Road
Highlights from your plan
The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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