15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
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Gold Coast
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Hamilton Island
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Cairns
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Sydney — 4 nights

The Harbour City

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 nightlife, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Sydney is 4.5 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in February, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Gold Coast.
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Gold Coast — 4 nights

A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Brisbane (The Brisbane River, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, &more). There's lots more to do: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park, stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, and get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. February in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Hamilton Island.
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Hamilton Island — 2 nights

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 28th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Hamilton Island Art Gallery, go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Passage Peak, then meet the residents at Wild life Hamilton Island, and then tee off at Hamilton Island Golf Club.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Hamilton Island online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Hamilton Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Hamilton Island when traveling from Gold Coast in February, with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Cairns.
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Cairns — 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Jetty). Spend the 2nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

You can fly from Hamilton Island to Cairns in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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