15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 3 nights
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
4
Cairns
— 4 nights

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wentworth Falls and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, visit The Rocks, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney tour itinerary site.

Cleveland, USA to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Cleveland to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bondi to Coogee Walk, Wentworth Falls
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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.
Do your shopping at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre and Robina Town Centre. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cape Byron Walking Track and Natural Bridge. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kirra Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, and explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Gold Coast can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, Cape Byron Walking Track
Highlights from your plan
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Daintree National Park and Photography Tours. Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Agincourt Reef. Next up on the itinerary: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas tour itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Port Douglas in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Gold Coast in May, with highs in Port Douglas at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Daintree National Park, Photography Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

4
nights
Cairns

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours will get you outdoors. When in Cairns, make a side trip to see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary in Kuranda, approximately Kuranda away. There's still lots to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, identify plant and animal life at Atherton Tablelands, and stop by Australian Leather Company.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. On the 6th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
Highlights from your plan
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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