15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Belo Horizonte
Fly:  32​h
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  37​h
Belo Horizonte

5
days
Sydney

Sydney ©
Enjoy Sydney’s natural beauty, from unspoilt beaches to public gardens and, of course, the sparkling harbour, before discovering its thriving restaurants and markets.
Sydney is known for sightseeing, nightlife, nature, trails, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, stroll through Manly Beach, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Sydney is an approximately 32-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 13 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Belo Horizonte in January: highs in Sydney hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
days
Cairns

The gateway to Queensland's tropical north, Cairns is a laid-back city best enjoyed outdoors.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Safaris (in Port Douglas) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove). Spend the 12th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk and take advantage of the amenities at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

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You can fly from Sydney to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Safaris, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

3
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
With Melbourne's combination of world-class dining, art galleries, homegrown fashion and a packed sports calendar, it's no surprise Victoria's capital is regarded the world’s most livable city.
Melbourne is known for museums, sightseeing, parks, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Melbourne vacation builder.

Getting from Cairns to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in January: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 32°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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