15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Bengaluru
+3
Fly + Foot + Train + Bus:  18 h
1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + Train + Taxi:  7 h 15 min
2
Jenolan Caves
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 45 min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  5 h 15 min
5
Darwin
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Bengaluru

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Lennox Head Beach and David Fleay Wildlife Park. Escape the urban bustle at Currumbin Beach and Federation Walk Coastal Reserve. Venture out of the city with trips to Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head), Pat Morton Lookout (in Lennox Head) and Zentveld's Coffee (in Newrybar). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve, head outdoors with Pelican Feeding, get in on the family fun at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Gold Coast is an approximately 18- hour combination of flight, train, and bus. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Gold Coast is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, things will get little chillier in Gold Coast: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Jenolan Caves.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Lennox Head, Broken Head Nature Reserve, Zentveld's Coffee
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Pat Morton Lookout ©
Pat Morton Lookout
David Fleay Wildlife Park
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve ©
Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve

2
nights
Jenolan Caves

Jenolan Caves ©
Step off the beaten path and head to Jenolan Caves and Blue Lake. Step out of the city life by going to Taralga Wildlife Park and Wombeyan Caves. Take a break from Jenolan Caves with a short trip to Crystal Brook Lavender Farm in Laggan, about 1h 25 min away.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jenolan Caves trip tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and taxi from Gold Coast to Jenolan Caves takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Gold Coast in May, expect Jenolan Caves to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 7°C. You'll set off for Cairns on the 6th (Wed).

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Crystal Brook Lavender Farm, Taralga Wildlife Park, Wombeyan Caves
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Jenolan Caves ©
Jenolan Caves
Wombeyan Caves ©
Wombeyan Caves
Crystal Brook Lavender Farm ©
Crystal Brook Lavender Farm

3
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.
Get in touch with nature at Babinda Boulders and Crystal Cascades. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Skydiving and Behana Gorge Waterfall. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, view the masterpieces at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and walk around Munro Martin Parklands.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns driving holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Jenolan Caves to Cairns in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Jenolan Caves in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 32°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks Nature Adventure

Side Trips

Crystal Cascades, Babinda Boulders, Yorkeys Knob Beach
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Babinda Boulders ©
Babinda Boulders
Crystal Cascades ©
Crystal Cascades
Skydiving

2
nights
Port Douglas

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 10th (Sun): explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, get outside with Horses in Port, then do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then trot along with a tour on horseback, and finally don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, take an in-depth tour of Port Douglas Court House Museum, then tee off at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally stop by Moonglow Jewellery.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas online trip builder.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Boat Tours & Water Sports, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Boat Tours & Water Sports
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel ©
St Mary’s by The Sea chapel

3
nights
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to East Point Reserve and Photography Tours. Get in touch with nature at Safaris and Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, enjoy the sand and surf at Lameroo Beach, and see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Darwin tour app.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Port Douglas in May, expect nights in Darwin to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park
Highlights from your plan
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Safaris
Photography Tours

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