15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach will thrill your kids. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove, about 44 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Trinity Beach, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns online tour itinerary builder .

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Cairns is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in November, Cairns is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

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

3
nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Scuba & Snorkeling and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas will thrill your kids. Spend the 7th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. It doesn't end there: stroll through Four Mile Beach and tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In November in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Old Melbourne Gaol. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, examine the collection at National Sports Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne visit planner .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Melbourne in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

5
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 Sea Life Sydney Aquarium make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and stroll through Manly Beach.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip builder site .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

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

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