15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
2
Jenolan Caves
— 2 nights
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
5
Darwin
— 3 nights

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 Currumbin Beach. Escape the urban bustle at David Fleay Wildlife Park and Sanctuary Cove. Venture out of the city with trips to Zentveld's Coffee (in Newrybar), Broken Head Nature Reserve (in Broken Head) and Pat Morton Lookout (in Lennox Head). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve, get outside with Pelican Feeding, find something for the whole family at Sling Shot & Vomatron Amusement Rides Gold Coast, and take in nature's colorful creations at Gold Coast Regional Botanic Gardens.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast tour itinerary planner.

Bengaluru, India to Gold Coast is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, things will get little chillier in Gold Coast: highs are around °C and lows about °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, Zentveld's Coffee, Broken Head Nature Reserve
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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 Taralga Wildlife Park and Blue Lake. Step out of the city life by going to Wombeyan Caves and Jenolan 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, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Jenolan Caves trip tool.

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

Things to do in Jenolan Caves

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

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

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns driving holiday planner.

Fly from Jenolan Caves to Cairns in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Jenolan Caves in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around °C, while nights are much warmer with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car 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, thendo a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, thentrot 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, thentee off at Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course, thentake a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally stop by Moonglow Jewellery.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas online trip builder.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in May, and nighttime lows around °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

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Boat Tours & Water Sports
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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 Safaris. Get in touch with nature at Photography Tours and Tjuwaliyn (Douglas) Hot Springs Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lameroo Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, identify plant and animal life at Casuarina Coastal Reserve, and see the interesting displays at 1934 Qantas Hangar.

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

Traveling by 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 °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °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
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East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Safaris
Photography Tours

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