15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Boston
bus + Fly:  25​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  12​h 45​min
2
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  8​h 45​min
3
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 30​min
End: Boston

2
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Visiting Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Clovelly will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner .

Boston, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 15 hours traveling from Boston to Sydney. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Boston in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 66°F and lows reach 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach

1
night
Margaret River

Margaret River ©
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
On the 10th (Sat), Head underground at Lake Cave, then stroll through Margaret River Mouth Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Point. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Cowaramup Bay, Head underground at Jewel Cave, and then Head underground at Mammoth Cave.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Margaret River online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Margaret River in 13 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Margaret River

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Boranup, Jewel Cave, Surfers Point, Cowaramup Bay
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Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave
Mammoth Cave ©
Mammoth Cave
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Gantheaume Point. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Cable Beach and Roebuck Bay. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, get engrossed in the history at Broome Historical Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Broome Town Beach, and soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Broome travel route planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Broome in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Parks
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

3
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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.
We've included these beaches for you: Trinity Beach and Palm Cove Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Agincourt Reef and Birdworld Kuranda. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda) and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas). Spend the 16th (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Broome to Cairns in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Broome to Cairns due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Broome in August, plan for little chillier days in Cairns, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kuranda, Port Douglas, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Agincourt Reef ©
Agincourt Reef

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