15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  28​h
1
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 15​min
End: New York City

1
night
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.
On the 17th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary and then enjoy the sand and surf at Coolangatta Beach. On the next day, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast tour itinerary app .

New York City, USA to Gold Coast is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 15 hours. When traveling from New York City in November, plan for much warmer days in Gold Coast, with highs around 79°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Sydney can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Semaphore Beach, then make a trip to Adelaide Oval, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Adelaide Central Market. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, then look for gifts at Vineyard Road Cellar Door, and then browse the fresh offerings at Harvest the Fleurieu.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Adelaide takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in November, plan for little chillier nights in Adelaide, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks Shopping Wildlife

Side Trips

Vineyard Road Cellar Door, Harvest the Fleurieu, Cleland Wildlife Park, Semaphore Beach
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Cleland Wildlife Park ©
Cleland Wildlife Park
Harvest the Fleurieu ©
Harvest the Fleurieu

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Mossman Gorge and With Sugar. Step out of the city life by going to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and Safaris. Spend the 23rd (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. It doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas visit planning website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Adelaide to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in November: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 87°F and lows are around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and River Rafting & Tubing. Step out of Cairns with an excursion to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda--about 36 minutes away. Spend the 26th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cairns holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November, daytime highs in Cairns are 87°F, while nighttime lows are 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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