15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Birmingham
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Birmingham

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hours
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Perth travel website .

Birmingham, UK to Perth is an approximately 22-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Birmingham in November, expect nights in Perth to be a bit warmer, around 15°C, while days are much hotter, around 33°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 13th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, and get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Cairns takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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.
On the 16th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Port Douglas using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Tours, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

2
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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online travel planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Melbourne in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Port Douglas in November: highs in Melbourne hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Wed), ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia, delve into the lush surroundings at Gondwana Rainforest, and then take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Canberra online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Canberra takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Canberra, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

Side Trip

Gondwana Rainforest
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online travel planner .

Getting from Canberra to Sydney by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Canberra in November, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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