15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip itinerary planner

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

— 2 nights
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 Daintree National Park. Explore hidden gems such as Boat Tours & Water Sports and Agincourt Reef. And it doesn't end there: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, look for gifts at With Sugar, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

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Leeds, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Leeds in April, expect Port Douglas to be warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Cairns

— 3 nights

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

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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 34°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Gold Coast

— 3 nights
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 Coolangatta Beach. Get in touch with nature at Cape Byron Walking Track and Tropical Fruit World. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Belongil Beach (in Byron Bay). There's much more to do: stroll through Kirra Beach, browse the different shops at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park.

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You can fly from Cairns to Gold Coast in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, Gold Coast is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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Sydney

— 3 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Australian National Maritime Museum and The Rocks Discovery Museum. Shop till you drop at ATTY Gallery and Brett Whiteley Studio. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Gold Coast in April, you will find days in Sydney are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.