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

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary builder website.

Leeds, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 30-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 °C and °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

Daintree National Park, Mossman Gorge Centre
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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 Trinity Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Birdworld Kuranda. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Kuranda to see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary about 40 minutes away. There's much more to do: relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and explore the galleries of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Cairns sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Kuranda, Trinity Beach, Palm Cove 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 Coolangatta Beach. Get in touch with nature at Cape Byron Walking Track and Belongil Beach. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah) and Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah). 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 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, Gold Coast is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time 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 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 take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 4 hours. Other options are to 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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