15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Canberra
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
6
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Hanoi


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1
night
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 2nd (Sun), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns attractions planning site .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Cairns is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Hanoi to Cairns is 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
nights
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness and then explore the galleries of Daintree Discovery Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, kick back and relax at Thornton Beach, and then kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip builder website .

Getting from Cairns to Cape Tribulation by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Daintree Discovery Centre
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Daintree Discovery Centre ©
Daintree Discovery Centre
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): stop by With Sugar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas holiday maker tool .

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum. Get some cultural insight at Shrine of Remembrance and National Gallery of Victoria. When in Melbourne, make a side trip to see Brighton Beach in Brighton, approximately 34 minutes away. Spend the 12th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, and admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in June, things will get colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Brighton Beach
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

1
night
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
On the 13th (Thu), get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, then get curious at Questacon, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Canberra trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Melbourne in June, expect a bit cooler with lows of 0°C in Canberra. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

1
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): wander the streets of Darling Harbour and then don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Canberra to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Canberra in June, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Nightlife
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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