15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Perth
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Dammam

1
day
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 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip planner.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Perth is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time is 5 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Dammam in January: high temperatures in Perth hover around 38°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne tour planning tool .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. In January, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Perth - with highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Balloon Rides
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Sandridge Beach ©
Sandridge Beach

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and stroll through Clovelly.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 10th (Thu), learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island day trip planning app .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip site .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Cairns in 5.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip builder website .

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 January, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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