15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Shuttle:  26 h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: London

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), get outside with Horses in Port, then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at With Sugar, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip planning app.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Port Douglas. In November, Port Douglas is warmer than London - with highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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

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 5th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph. On the 6th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then admire the striking features of Freshwater Station, and finally cool off at Cairns Wake park.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Spas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Spas

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in November, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
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, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip site.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, expect a bit cooler with lows of 11°C in Melbourne. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
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 13th (Fri): stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, have fun at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then make a trip to Fremantle Prison. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, then appreciate the history behind State War Memorial, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Perth trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect Perth to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 15°C. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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