15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h
End: Manchester


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2
nights
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.
On the 21st (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cairns tour planning website .

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 10 hour difference. In July, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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.
On the 24th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

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
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in July, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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 ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Melbourne

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, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour planning website .

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 July, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 1st (Thu), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide itinerary app .

Getting from Melbourne to Adelaide by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in July, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Perth itinerary maker site .

Fly from Adelaide to Perth in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Adelaide to Perth. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: highs in Perth hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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