15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  26​h
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Canberra
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  25​h
End: Bristol

3
days
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.
Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach will thrill your kids. Take a break from the city and head to Manly Beach and The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through The Rocks, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Camp Cove, and look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

Bristol, UK to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Bristol to Sydney. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
days
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): get curious at Questacon and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Australia, and then explore the activities along Lake Burley Griffin.

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Getting from Sydney to Canberra by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Sydney in December, Canberra is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Canberra

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Nature
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National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia
National Portrait Gallery ©
National Portrait Gallery
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial

2
days
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Hobart Convict Penitentiary, then engage your brain at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, and finally see the interesting displays at Mawson's Hut Replica Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, then shop like a local with Nolan Art Gallery & School, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hobart day trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Canberra to Hobart takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Canberra in December, expect nights in Hobart to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Hobart

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail
Cascades Female Factory Historic Site ©

2
days
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): kick back and relax at Coolangatta Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Gold Coast trip builder app .

Fly from Hobart to Gold Coast in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Hobart in December: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 32°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

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#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Pacific Fair Shopping Centre ©
Pacific Fair Shopping Centre
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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Port Douglas

Port Douglas ©
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mossman Gorge.

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Getting from Gold Coast to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in December; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, stroll through Trinity Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

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Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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