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 With Sugar. There's still lots to do: see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

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 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 · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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 Palm Cove Beach and Birdworld Kuranda. You'll discover tucked-away gems like River Rafting & Tubing and Spas. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Kuranda to see Australian Butterfly Sanctuary about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, kick back and relax at Trinity Beach, browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and look for gifts at Bones and Jones.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip maker app.

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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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 Belongil Beach. Get in touch with nature at Cape Byron Walking Track and Burleigh Head National Park. Explore Gold Coast's surroundings by going to Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre (in Murwillumbah) and Tropical Fruit World (in Duranbah). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coolangatta Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kirra Beach.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Gold Coast road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Gold Coast takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in April, with highs in Gold Coast at 30°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

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 Dolphin & Whale Watching. Shop till you drop at ATTY Gallery and Brett Whiteley Studio. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, browse the exhibits of The Rocks Discovery Museum, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks, and have some family-friendly fun at Flight Experience.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney holiday planning site.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Gold Coast in April: highs in Sydney hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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.