15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: New Orleans
Fly:  25 h
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
3
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  22 h 15 min
End: New Orleans

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Relax by the water at Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, admire all the interesting features of The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planner.

New Orleans, USA to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Orleans to Cairns is 16 hours. Traveling from New Orleans in March, you will find days in Cairns are much hotter (87°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (74°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Daintree National Park and Agincourt Reef. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Photography Tours. When in Port Douglas, make a side trip to see Daintree Entomological museum in Diwan, approximately Diwan away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 87°F, while at night they dip to 74°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Cape Tribulation, Photography Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

3
nights
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.
Visit Burleigh Heads Beach and Burleigh Head National Park for some beach relaxation. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cape Byron Walking Track and Coolangatta Beach. Go for a jaunt from Gold Coast to Murwillumbah to see Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre about 54 minutes away. There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Natural Bridge, buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre, and don't miss a visit to Purling Brook Falls.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast online visit planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Gold Coast by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Douglas in April: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 78°F and lows are around 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Cape Byron Walking Track, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Cape Byron Walking Track
Cape Byron Walking Track
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Manly Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blue Mountains and Wentworth Falls. Step out of Sydney with an excursion to The Three Sisters in Katoomba--about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and visit The Rocks.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder app.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 59°F, while days are slightly colder, around 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Wentworth Falls, Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls

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