15 days in Queensland, New South Wales & Victoria Itinerary

15 days in Queensland, New South Wales & Victoria Itinerary

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15 days in Queensland, New South Wales & Victoria Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + shuttle:  19​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 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
4
Faulconbridge
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Dubai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Coffee Works, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally stroll through Four Mile Beach.

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

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Port Douglas is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dubai to Port Douglas. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
On the 4th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral, get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre, look for gifts at Luminous Lights, then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, then stop by WetRez, and finally look for gifts at Australian Leather Company.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planner .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In November, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Eumundi.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Tanks Arts Centre
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 5:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): hunt for treasures at The Original Eumundi Markets, look for gifts at Fudgyboombahs, then stop by Chocolate Country, then explore the galleries of Art on Cairncross, and finally examine the collection at Mapleton Observatory. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Belmondos Organic Market, take in the exciting artwork at Artisans Gallery, stop by The Real McCaul, then buy something for everyone on your list at Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, and finally kick back and relax at Mooloolaba Beach.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Eumundi trip planning app .

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 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Faulconbridge.

Things to do in Eumundi

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Montville, Art on Cairncross, Mooloolaba Beach, Maroochydore, Sunshine Plaza, Belmondos Organic Market
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The Original Eumundi Markets ©
The Original Eumundi Markets
Artisans Gallery ©
Artisans Gallery
The Real McCaul ©
The Real McCaul

1
night
Faulconbridge

Faulconbridge ©
Faulconbridge is a village located in the Blue Mountains 77 km west of Sydney, New South Wales and is 450 metres above sea level. On the 8th (Fri), look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, explore the galleries of Falls Gallery, appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the fresh offerings at Glenbrook Rotary Farmers Markets, look for gifts at The Candy Store Leura, look for gifts at The Nook, then stop by Teddy Sinclair, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Victory Theatre Antique Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Day FIne Art.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Faulconbridge trip planner .

Explore your travel options from Eumundi to Faulconbridge with the Route module. In November, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Faulconbridge

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leura, Blackheath, Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum, Falls Gallery, The National Pass
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Falls Gallery ©
Falls Gallery
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Altmann + Cherny - Australian Opalsfor some retail therapy. Let the collections at Australian National Maritime Museum and Brett Whiteley Studio capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of The Rocks, stop by Belle Fleur Fine Chocolates, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Sydney online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Faulconbridge to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Faulconbridge in November: highs in Sydney hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Brett Whiteley Studio ©
Brett Whiteley Studio
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Visit Shrine of Remembrance and Old Melbourne Gaol for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Sydney in November since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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