15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  26​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Glasgow

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.
Head to Melbourne Central and The White Room Interiorsfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Old Melbourne Gaol and Shrine of Remembrance are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the different shops at Galleria Shopping Plaza, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip builder website .

Glasgow, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Glasgow to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Glasgow in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Tours Historic Sites
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studio. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, make a trip to Queen Victoria Building (QVB), catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, Sydney is a bit warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

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

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 7th (Sun), stroll through Lagoon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach

1
night
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 8th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Studio 49 Artisan Gallery, browse the exhibits of Des Spencer Galleries, view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery, then stop by With Sugar, and finally hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas journey planner .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Sunday Market Port Douglas ©
Sunday Market Port Douglas
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

3
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Village Gallery and Rusty's Market. Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Spend the 10th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Underart Gallery, and browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. April in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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