17 days in Australia & Minneapolis Itinerary

17 days in Australia & Minneapolis Itinerary

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17 days in Australia & Minneapolis Itinerary

Start: New York City, United States
Bus + Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Brisbane, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 15 min
4
Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
Fly:  23 h 45 min
5
Minneapolis, United States
— 1 night
Fly + Bus:  5 h 15 min
End: New York City, United States

2
nights
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, browse the collection at State Library Victoria, and admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

New York City, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 26- hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Melbourne is 15 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 57°F and lows reach 42°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

4
nights
Sydney, Australia

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 nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 66°F and lows are around 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

3
nights
Brisbane, Australia

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): walk around South Bank Parklands and then walk around Roma Street Parkland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Brisbane road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Roma Street Parkland ©
Roma Street Parkland

4
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Spend the 2nd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Cairns takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Brisbane in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 80°F and lows about 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Cairns Kart Hire Track
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
night
Minneapolis, United States

Minneapolis ©
Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, immerse yourself in nature at Fort Snelling State Park, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Minnehaha Park.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Minneapolis trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Cairns to Minneapolis in 24 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Cairns to Minneapolis. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Cairns in September: high temperatures in Minneapolis hover around 75°F and lows are around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Fort Snelling State Park
Highlights from your plan
Minnehaha Park ©
Minnehaha Park
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum ©
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Fort Snelling State Park ©
Fort Snelling State Park

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