15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Amman
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  20​h
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  22​h 45​min
End: Amman

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at The Sacred India Gallery, then identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, steep yourself in history at Fremantle Prison, and then kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Perth road trip site .

Amman, Jordan to Perth is an approximately 20-hour combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Amman to Perth. While traveling from Amman, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, Caversham Wildlife Park, The Sacred India Gallery, Fremantle Prison
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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 26th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas day trip app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Perth to Port Douglas in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in December, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 27:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

Find out how to plan Cairns trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island journey builder app .

You can fly from Cairns to Lord Howe Island in 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 2:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88 make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in January, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Find places to stay Jan 2 — 5:
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

Similar Plans

16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM BRAZIL December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 39 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 59 days in Australia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 21 days in Australia BY A USER FROM JERSEY October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans