15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia travel planner

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Adelaide
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Gold Coast
— 2 nights
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Brisbane
— 2 nights
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Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Adelaide

— 3 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Get in touch with nature at Glenelg Beach and River Torrens Linear Park Trail. Popular historic sites such as Adelaide Oval and Smith Brothers Walking Trail are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Adelaide side-trips: Tanunda (Chateau Dorrien, Peter Lehmann Wines, &more). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Cleland Wildlife Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Henley Beach, and do a tasting at Tomich Wines.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide online trip maker.

London, UK to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. You'll lose 9.5 hours traveling from London to Adelaide due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in October, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Adelaide: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Adelaide

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

Sydney

— 2 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.
On the 6th (Tue), kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner.

Fly from Adelaide to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Adelaide to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Adelaide in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Sydney. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Gold Coast

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): kick back and relax at Kurrawa Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kirra Beach. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park and then explore the striking landscape of Natural Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Brisbane

— 2 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Boggo Road Gaol (Jail), then explore the world behind art at Gallery of Modern Art, and finally visit West End. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, view the masterpieces at State Library Of Queensland, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Roma Street Parkland.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Brisbane holiday builder site.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Whitsunday Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): stroll through Whitehaven Beach and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island trip planner.

Fly from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in October: highs in Whitsunday Island hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Cairns

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): trek along Wrights Lookout, kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax in the rural setting at Jaques Coffee Plantation, look for all kinds of wild species at Birdworld Kuranda, then identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, and finally get interesting insight from Tours.

To find other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns online route planner.

Fly from Whitsunday Island to Cairns in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Whitsunday Island in October since evenings lows in Cairns dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Australia travel guide

4.7
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.

Whitsunday Islands travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas
Set at the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands remain one of the most popular yachting destinations in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting over half a million travelers each year. Made up of 74 mainly uninhabited islands--only five boast resorts and several more allow camping--this exotic tropical getaway mesmerizes visitors with warm turquoise waters hugged by some of the finest beaches in the world. A trip to Whitsunday Islands is a feast for the senses. Sailing, kayaking, and power boating rank among the top things to do in Whitsunday Islands, next to diving and snorkeling, providing a chance to explore the seaways, pristine beaches, and secluded coves.