15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Dubbo
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Hobart
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h
4
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 30​min
6
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
7
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
On the 2nd (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and then wander the streets of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, then admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, and finally hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing app .

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Sydney, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Sydney is a bit warmer than New Delhi - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

1
night
Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Western Plains Zoo.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Dubbo driving holiday website .

You can fly from Sydney to Dubbo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect nights in Dubbo to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol

1
day
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, and finally go for a walk through Battery Point Sculpture Trail.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Hobart trip planning website .

You can fly from Dubbo to Hobart in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. While traveling from Dubbo, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Childrens Museums
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
Battery Point Sculpture Trail ©
Battery Point Sculpture Trail

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then look for all kinds of wild species at Seal Bay Conservation Park. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Flinders Chase National Park.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Kangaroo Island trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Hobart to Kangaroo Island in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Seal Bay Conservation Park ©
Seal Bay Conservation Park
Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain

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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.
On the 8th (Sat), meet the residents at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): find something for the whole family at Dreamworld.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast holiday builder website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kangaroo Island to Gold Coast in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Agincourt Reef, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Port Douglas visit app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Gold Coast to Port Douglas takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in December, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Palm Cove Beach and Helicopter Tours. Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Muddy's Playground. It doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns travel website .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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