18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
Cairns
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 45​min
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
Broome
— Few hours
Fly:  24​h
London

3
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Get out of town with these interesting Cairns side-trips: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). It doesn't end there: get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary app .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from London in July since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Palm Cove Beach

2
days
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.
On the 6th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas attractions app .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trip

Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Shaolin Junk Cruises
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction, then see the interesting displays at Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Surfers Paradise, and then kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Port Douglas to Gold Coast. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in July, with highs in Gold Coast at 24°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, and then snap pictures at Victoria Bridge Abutment. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Dicky Beach, admire the masterpieces at GOMA, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

Before you visit Brisbane, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Dicky Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
GOMA ©
GOMA

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. Escape the urban bustle at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Pulpit Rock Lookout in Blue Mountains National Park, about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Manly Beach, kick back and relax at Clovelly, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip builder tool .

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Pulpit Rock Lookout
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
On the 17th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Japanese Cemetery.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Broome road trip planning website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Broome takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Broome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Broome: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Broome Historical Museum ©
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