15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  25 h
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
5
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: London

3
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 hidden gems such as Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. You'll explore and learn at The Crystal Caves and Bones and Jones. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Spas in Port Douglas, approximately Port Douglas away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Cairns holiday builder app.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from London to Cairns due to the time zone difference. While traveling from London, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Spas, The Crystal Caves, Palm Cove Beach
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach, stroll through Coolangatta Beach, and then explore the galleries of Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Harbour Town Premium Outlets, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Burleigh Heads Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Cairns in May: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Highlights from your plan
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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 Opera House and The Rocks are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's much more to do: visit Darling Harbour, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Get some cultural insight at Federation Square and Immigration Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and St. Kilda Beach. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, wander the streets of Melbourne Central, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip website.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In June, Melbourne is slightly colder than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Federation Square ©
Federation Square
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

2
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.
On the 6th (Sun), see the interesting displays at WA Maritime Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Cottesloe Beach, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Perth route maker app.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Perth is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Perth, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 9°C. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Perth

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Cottesloe Beach, WA Maritime Museum
Highlights from your plan
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach
WA Maritime Museum ©
WA Maritime Museum
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden

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