15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Williams Lake
Fly + Drive:  28 h
1
Jervis Bay
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
4
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Williams Lake

1
night
Jervis Bay

Jervis Bay
A trip to Jervis Bay will take you to the southern coast of New South Wales, known for allegedly boasting some of the whitest sands in the world.
For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Jervis Bay online route planner.

Williams Lake, Canada to Jervis Bay is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 18 hours traveling from Williams Lake to Jervis Bay due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Williams Lake in March, expect Jervis Bay to be warmer, temps between 29°C and 18°C. You will leave for Lord Howe Island on the 26th (Sun).

Things to do in Jervis Bay

Outdoors Parks Tours
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1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island road trip planning app.

Do a combination of train and flight from Jervis Bay to Lord Howe Island in 7 hours. Traveling from Jervis Bay to Lord Howe Island, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

2
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): kick back and relax at Shorncliffe Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Lord Howe Island to Brisbane. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in March, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Whitsunday Island takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In March in Whitsunday Island, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Whitsunday Island to Cairns takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and flight; or take a train. In March in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
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 Coogee Beach. Get outdoors at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Clovelly Beach. Go for a jaunt from Sydney to Manly to see Shelly Beach about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sydney online trip builder.

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in April; daily highs in Sydney reach 26°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Shelly Beach, Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Apr 1 — 5:
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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