15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Port Douglas
— 1 night
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
5
Canberra
— 2 nights
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights

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.
On the 25th (Sat), identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, thenmeet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, thenget great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and finally look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas planner.

Surabaya, Indonesia to Port Douglas is an approximately 12-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Surabaya to Port Douglas, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Surabaya in April, expect Port Douglas to be a bit cooler, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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 27th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Regency Jewellers Pty Ltd, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by Bones and Jones. Keep things going the next day: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in April, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): stroll around South Bank Parklands and then admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then have some family-friendly fun at Zoccer Sports - Bubble Soccer.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairns in April, with highs in Brisbane at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout ©
Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, visit Darling Harbour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planning website.

Fly from Brisbane to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Brisbane in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

2
nights
Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at National Portrait Gallery, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, and then have some family-friendly fun at Axxe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: engage your brain at Questacon, thentake an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Canberra trip planning tool.

You can drive from Sydney to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get little chillier in Canberra: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, and get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

Getting from Canberra to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Canberra in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Melbourne, with lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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