15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  32​h
1
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
4
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Manchester

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.
Sydney is known for sightseeing, nightlife, nature, trails, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney custom trip planner.

Manchester, UK to Sydney is an approximately 32-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in April, things will get a bit warmer in Sydney: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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.
On the 14th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Brisbane are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). Spend the 16th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and cool off at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Cairns takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Brisbane in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

1
night
Townsville

Townsville
Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Townsville trip itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Townsville in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Townsville sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Townsville

Parks Outdoors Tours
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2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and finally browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Melbourne vacation builder.

Fly from Townsville to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Townsville in April, plan for little chillier days in Melbourne, with highs around 23°C, while nights are colder with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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