15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bristol
train + Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Bristol

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Perth journey planner.

Bristol, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. In December in Perth, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden

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Melbourne

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne holiday maker tool .

Fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Perth in December, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, stroll through Bondi Beach, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online journey planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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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.
Spend the 28th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 29th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, and choose your vessel at Port Douglas Boat Hire.

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Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in December, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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 Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 31st (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Cairns planning site .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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