15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  20​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Pune

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Paddy's Market, Blue Diamond Tours, The Rocks Markets, and other attractions you added. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through The Rocks, and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour planner .

Pune, India to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Pune to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Aria Cruises as well as Channel Seven Wheel of Brisbane. It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane visit planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Aria Cruises
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Aria Cruises ©
Aria Cruises
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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nights
Cairns

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.
You've now added Kuranda Scenic Railway to your itinerary. Visiting Trinity Beach and Esplanade Boardwalk will get you outdoors.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns day trip planner.

Getting from Brisbane to Cairns by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Brisbane in August, with highs in Cairns at 31°C and lows at 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Kuranda Scenic Railway ©
Kuranda Scenic Railway
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Great Ocean Road, Queen Victoria Market and Old Melbourne Gaol. It doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens and get a taste of the local shopping with Melbourne Central.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Melbourne sightseeing planning site .

You can fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Scenic Drive Outdoors Shopping

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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