15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Fly
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Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly to Hamilton Island, Ferry to Airlie Beach
3
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
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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 7th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Cattana Wetlands, take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, then explore the activities along Centenary Lakes - Cairns Botanic Gardens, and finally stroll around Munro Martin Parklands. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, get some thrills on the water with Bad Fishy Jet Boating, then explore the world behind art at Cairns Art Gallery, and finally explore the galleries of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Cairns online holiday planner.

Nashville, USA to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Nashville to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Cairns are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums

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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Mossman Gorge Centre and Spas. Get in touch with nature at Agincourt Reef and Safaris. There's lots more to do: see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, hunt for treasures at Sunday Market Port Douglas, get some thrills on the water with Reef Sprinter, and take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 83°F, while nighttime lows are 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Agincourt Reef ©
Must see
Agincourt Reef
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Opal Reef ©
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Opal Reef
4.7

2
nights
Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach travel route planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, expect nights in Airlie Beach to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 77°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
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Spa
Spas
4.4

2
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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 14th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Tropical Fruit World, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, and then stroll through Burleigh Heads Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): get up close to creatures of the deep with Spirit of Gold Coast Whale Watching, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kurrawa Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Gold Coast trip planner.

Fly from Airlie Beach to Gold Coast in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Gold Coast when traveling from Airlie Beach in September, with lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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Highlights from your trip
Coolangatta Beach ©
Must see
Coolangatta Beach
4.8

4
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Scuba & Snorkeling and The Cipher Room. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of King Street, see a show at Sydney Opera House, take a tour of James Craig Tall Ship, and visit Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Sydney road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Sydney takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in September, and nighttime lows around 54°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Bondi Beach ©
Beach
Bondi Beach
4.2
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8

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