18 days in Australia Itinerary

18 days in Australia Itinerary

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18 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  8​h 30​min
3
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 15​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Los Angeles

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.
Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the dramatic scenery at Josephine Falls, and enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online vacation maker .

Los Angeles, USA to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Los Angeles in February, expect nights in Cairns to be much hotter, around 75°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 88°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

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

3
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.
Spend the 6th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Thu) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, and get a new perspective on things with Port Douglas Boat Hire.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Caversham Wildlife Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

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Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Perth in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Port Douglas to Perth, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, expect slightly colder with lows of 63°F in Perth. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Caversham Wildlife Park, Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Swan River ©
Swan River

2
nights
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, take a memorable tour with Melbourne Boat Hire, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Melbourne online holiday builder .

You can fly from Perth to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Melbourne. In February, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Perth - with highs of 81°F and lows of 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

5
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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in February, expect a bit warmer with lows of 68°F in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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