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


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Perth trip itinerary maker app .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Perth is 8 hours. Traveling from Manchester in February, expect Perth to be much hotter, temps between 38°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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

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.
Kids will enjoy Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, approximately 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne itinerary planning site .

Getting from Perth to Melbourne by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in February, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 32°C and lows about 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

4
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Bondi Beach and Powerhouse Museum. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For reviews and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary app .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly 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 12th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in February, expect Port Douglas to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
On the 14th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns online trip maker .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Sun).

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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