15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 45 min
3
Port Douglas
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  11 h 15 min
4
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly:  11 h 30 min
End: Singapore

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines and Enoteca Sileno. Explore hidden gems such as St. Patrick's Cathedral and St. Kilda Beach. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, stop by Lord Coconut, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Melbourne is an approximately 10.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) is 2 hours. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Singapore in June: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Patrick's Cathedral ©
St. Patrick's Cathedral
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally stop by Opal Minded. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Elizabeth Bay House, then wander the streets of Darling Harbour, then look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and finally stop by Kinokuniya Book Store.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Shopping
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

4
nights
Port Douglas

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Funstuff by Lynda and Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina. Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Four Mile Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Port Douglas: Cairns (Esplanade Lagoon Pool & Esplanade Boardwalk). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas day trip site.

Getting from Sydney to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Cairns, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Mossman Gorge Centre
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
On the 7th (Thu), stop by Cygnet Bay Pearls Showroom, then admire the sheer force of Horizontal Falls, then kick back and relax at Cable Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Boulevard Shopping Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Hidden Valley Handcrafts, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then admire all the interesting features of Gantheaume Point.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Broome trip planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Broome takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Port Douglas in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Broome, with highs around 35°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Horizontal Falls
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Horizontal Falls ©
Horizontal Falls
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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