15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
6
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Dubai

1
night
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 2nd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Cairns is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight. Traveling from Dubai to Cairns, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Dubai in February; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
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 4th (Tue): look for gifts at With Sugar, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

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Take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

2
nights
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.
On the 6th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout and then identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Brisbane takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In February, Brisbane is little chillier than Port Douglas - with highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

3
nights
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Sydney sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 14th (Fri), take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison.

For ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Perth trip planning website .

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth due to the time zone difference. In February, Perth is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 38°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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