15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + shuttle:  16​h 45​min
1
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  6​h 30​min
3
Eumundi
— 1 day
+2
train + foot + Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a memorable tour with Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by With Sugar, then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Sunday Market Port Douglas, and finally view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

For maps and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker website .

Ahmedabad, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 4 hours. Traveling from Ahmedabad in April, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, then stop by Village Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Cairns online day trip planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

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

1
day
Eumundi

Eumundi ©
Eumundi is a small town and locality in the Sunshine Coast hinterland in the Sunshine Coast Region, Queensland, Australia, 21 km south-west of Noosa Heads and 118 km north of the state capital, Brisbane. On the 5th (Fri), stop by The Real McCaul, then take in the exciting artwork at Artisans Gallery, then stroll through Marcoola Beach, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Marcoola Market.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Eumundi tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and bus from Cairns to Eumundi takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Eumundi

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Marcoola
Find places to stay Apr 4 — 5:
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The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul
Marcoola Beach ©
Marcoola Beach
Artisans Gallery ©
Artisans Gallery

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 6th (Sat): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island road trip planning website .

Getting from Eumundi to Lord Howe Island by combination of bus, train, and flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island 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 Australian National Maritime Museum. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Brett Whiteley Studio. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

4
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Kids will appreciate attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88. And it doesn't end there: get a taste of the local shopping with The White Room Interiors, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Melbourne attractions planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Tours Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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