15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
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.
Get outdoors at Mossman Gorge Centre and Opal Reef. Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and Agincourt Reef. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Daintree National Park in Cape Tribulation, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour and stop by With Sugar.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner.

Leeds, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 30-hour flight. Traveling from Leeds to Port Douglas, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Port Douglas is much hotter than Leeds - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Daintree National Park
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Boat Tours & Water Sports
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Palm Cove Beach and Nature & Wildlife Tours. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Spas. Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Kuranda (Australian Butterfly Sanctuary & Birdworld Kuranda). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, and explore the galleries of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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 enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Burleigh Heads Beach and Kirra Beach. Get in touch with nature at Cape Byron Walking Track and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Belongil Beach (in Byron Bay), Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). There's still lots to do: stroll through Coolangatta Beach and browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast trip maker tool.

You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, Gold Coast is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Byron Bay, Tropical Fruit World, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Australian National Maritime Museum and Dolphin & Whale Watching. Shop till you drop at ATTY Gallery and Brett Whiteley Studio. The adventure continues: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and get engrossed in the history at The Rocks Discovery Museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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