15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Manly
— 1 night
2
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
4
Perth
— 3 nights
5
St Kilda
— 1 night

1
night
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): wander the streets of Whale Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Bilgola Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Joel Coleman Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Shelly Beach. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Balmoral Beach, Mosman, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mona Vale Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at North Narrabeen Beach.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Manly itinerary planner.

Sydney to Manly is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also ride a ferry; or take a bus. In December in Manly, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Manly

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Balmoral Beach, Mosman, Whale Beach, Bilgola Beach, North Narrabeen Beach, Mona Vale Beach
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Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach
Whale Beach ©
Whale Beach
Balmoral Beach, Mosman ©
Balmoral Beach, Mosman

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Surfers Paradise Beach and Burleigh Head National Park. Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, stroll through Kirra Beach, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Black Hops Brewery, and visit a coastal fixture at Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Manly to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
Coolangatta Beach ©
Coolangatta Beach

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get some cultural insight at St Monica's Cathedral and Village Gallery. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Spas (in Palm Cove) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). Spend the 6th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, kick back and relax at Yorkeys Knob Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ellis Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Gold Coast to Cairns takes 5.5 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Ellis Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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.
Relax by the water at Cottesloe Beach and Warnbro Beach. Get some cultural insight at Fremantle Prison and The Nostalgia Box Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Quinns Rocks Beach (in Quinns Rocks), Tyler's Vineyard (in Millendon) and Secret Harbour Beach (in Secret Harbour). The adventure continues: walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden, don't miss a visit to Norm wrightson hairway, learn about winemaking at Kato's 3000 Grapes, and steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Perth day trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Perth in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Perth. Traveling from Cairns in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Perth, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel to St Kilda.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Fremantle, Cottesloe Beach, Warnbro Beach, Kato's 3000 Grapes, Quinns Rocks Beach
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Cottesloe Beach ©
Cottesloe Beach

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night
St Kilda

St Kilda ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): examine the collection at Scienceworks, then take in the exciting artwork at SaraDar Therapeutic and Thai Massage & Art Gallery, and then learn about winemaking at TreAnd at Baxter Valley Estate. On the 15th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Brighton Beach, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Holocaust Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Christ Church St Kilda, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the St Kilda vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Perth to St Kilda takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and tram; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Perth in December, you will find days in St Kilda are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in St Kilda

Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Scienceworks, SaraDar Therapeutic and Thai Massage & Art Gallery, TreAnd at Baxter Valley Estate, Jewish Holocaust Centre, Brighton Beach
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Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Brighton Beach ©
Brighton Beach

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