15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: London

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Palm Cove Beach and Skydiving. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Curtain Fig National Park. There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip site .

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Cairns is 10 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from London in February, with highs in Cairns at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Curtain Fig National Park
Find places to stay Feb 24 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Curtain Fig National Park ©
Curtain Fig National Park

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.
On the 28th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 1st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by With Sugar, then tour the water at your own pace with Port Douglas Boat Hire, and then kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. February in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach
Port Douglas Boat Hire ©
Port Douglas Boat Hire

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Greenmount Beach, then stroll through Kirra Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Gold Coast takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in March, with highs in Gold Coast at 32°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Nature Beaches
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Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Natural Bridge ©
Natural Bridge

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary and then explore the striking landscape of Dandenong Ranges National Park. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: immerse yourself in nature at Warrandyte State Park and then kick back and relax at Brighton Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Gold Coast to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Melbourne, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Dandenong Ranges National Park, Brighton Beach, Blackburn Lake Sanctuary
Find places to stay Mar 3 — 5:
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Dandenong Ranges National Park ©
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach
Warrandyte State Park ©
Warrandyte State Park

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Shelly Beach and Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Step out of Sydney to go to Calga and see Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park, which is approximately 1h 05 min away. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Sydney journey planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Sydney. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, Shelly Beach, Australia Walkabout Wildlife Park
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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