15 days in Australia & Paris Itinerary

15 days in Australia & Paris Itinerary

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15 days in Australia & Paris Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
1
Melbourne, Australia
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas, Australia
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
night
Melbourne, Australia

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building. On the next day, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online tour builder .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. April in Melbourne sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Sydney, Australia

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, Sydney is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

2
nights
Port Douglas, Australia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stop by With Sugar. Keep things going the next day: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, and then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For photos and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, Port Douglas is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Safaris

2
nights
Cairns, Australia

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.
On the 11th (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns online trip itinerary builder .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. April in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Versailles (Palace of Versailles & The Hall of Mirrors). There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Le Marais, and explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Paris trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Paris takes 23 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Paris is minus 9 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in April, with highs in Paris at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Versailles
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

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