15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia sightseeing planner
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Perth
— 1 night

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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.
Spend the 16th (Wed) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's lots more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary website.

Perth to Port Douglas is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Port Douglas. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Perth in November since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Cairns.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Cairns — 3 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Cairns: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 18th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In November in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Lord Howe Island.
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Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trip

Lord Howe Island — 1 night

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Old Settlement Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Lord Howe Island takes 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Lord Howe Standard Time (LHST) is 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Sydney — 4 nights

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney attractions planner.

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Lord Howe Island to Sydney is minus 0.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Sydney are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Melbourne — 3 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Dedicate the 27th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in November, Melbourne is a bit cooler at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Perth.
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Wineries · Tours · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Perth — 1 night

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, admire the natural beauty at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and then pause for some photo ops at State War Memorial.

For photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Perth holiday planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. In November, Perth is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 33°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Parks · Historic Sites

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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