15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Gold Coast
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
4
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  13​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Montreal

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour. On the next day, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and finally catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Montreal, Canada to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 15 hour difference. September in Sydney sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): stroll through Coolangatta Beach, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast online trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
nights
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Courthouse Collection and Short St Gallery. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Cable Beach. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, explore and take pictures at Gantheaume Point, and get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Broome trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Gold Coast to Broome takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In September, Broome is somewhat warmer than Gold Coast - with highs of 38°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Dolphin & Whale Watching

1
night
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): Head underground at Lake Cave, Head underground at Jewel Cave, and then enjoy the sea views from Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Mammoth Cave, then look for gifts at Mukau Giftware & Gallery, then kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Margaret River driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Augusta, Boranup, Surfers Point, Cowaramup Bay, Mukau Giftware & Gallery
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse ©
Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. On your second day here, hike along Kuniya Walk, don't miss a visit to Uluru, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 14 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Margaret River to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

Discover how to plan a Cairns trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Cairns, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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