18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
3
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  3​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

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London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from London to Perth. Traveling from London in April, you will find days in Perth are warmer (31°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Sydney takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Sydney is 2 hours. Traveling from Perth in April, you will find days in Sydney are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Brisbane is known for parks, wildlife, museums, nightlife, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands, get your game on at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and admire the natural beauty at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. April in Brisbane sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

2
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): make a trip to Passage Peak, then head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park, and then head outdoors with Jetryder. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Hamilton Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Brisbane in April, Hamilton Island is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Whitsunday Islands National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

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 30th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Hamilton Island to Port Douglas takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. In April, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Spend the 2nd (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 3rd (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, and take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Cairns travel route website .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. May in Cairns sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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