15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Perth
— 1 night
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Canberra
— 1 night
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Vincentia
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 1 night

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Perth

Perth ©

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, then see the interesting displays at The Nostalgia Box Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

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London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. While traveling from London, expect much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Perth

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Nostalgia Box Museum ©
The Nostalgia Box Museum

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

Australia's Garden City

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, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne route maker website.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Melbourne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Perth to Melbourne is 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Perth in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Canberra.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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Canberra

Canberra ©

The Bush Capital

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Australia, then have some family-friendly fun at Breakr, then get engrossed in the history at Australian War Memorial, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Canberra holiday planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Canberra in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Canberra can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Vincentia.

Things to do in Canberra

Highlights from your plan
Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia
National Gallery of Australia ©
National Gallery of Australia

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Vincentia

Vincentia ©
Vincentia is a town in New South Wales, Australia in the City of Shoalhaven, on the shores of Jervis Bay. On the 26th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Collingwood Beach, stroll through Blenheim Beach, then kick back and relax at Greenfield Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Murrays Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Vincentia trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Canberra to Vincentia takes 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Vincentia

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Blenheim Beach ©
Blenheim Beach
Greenfield Beach ©
Greenfield Beach
Collingwood Beach ©
Collingwood Beach

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Sydney

Sydney ©

The Harbour City

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, visit Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sydney road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Vincentia to Sydney in 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Vincentia in December, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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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.
On the 30th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World and then stroll through Surfers Paradise Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Gold Coast online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World

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Cairns

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Gold Coast in December; daily highs in Cairns reach 36°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip site.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In December in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
With Sugar ©
With Sugar

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