15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: George Town, Penang Island
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 4 nights
2
Whitsunday Island
— 1 night
3
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+3
ferry + foot + Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 5 nights
shuttle + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: George Town, Penang Island

4
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove (about 32 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

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George Town, Malaysia to Cairns is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from George Town to Cairns is 3 hours. Traveling from George Town in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Cairns, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Cairns

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Side Trip

Palm Cove Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

1
night
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Hill Inlet and then enjoy the sand and surf at Whitehaven Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Whitsunday Island online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Whitsunday Island takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Cairns in September, expect little chillier with lows of 17°C in Whitsunday Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

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

3
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Go for a jaunt from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island to see Hamilton Island Marina about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Airlie Beach Lagoon, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway.

To see ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Whitsunday Island to Airlie Beach takes an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. When traveling from Whitsunday Island in September, plan for little chillier days in Airlie Beach, with highs around 29°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Hamilton Island Marina
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

5
nights
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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, beaches, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas tour itinerary website .

Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and shuttle from Airlie Beach to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Airlie Beach in September, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. You will leave for home on the 15th (Sun).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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