15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Sydney — 2 nights

The Harbour City

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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, take in panoramic vistas at Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney online vacation planner.

Chennai, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. In July, Sydney is colder than Chennai - with highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 15°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and get a dose of the wild on Uluru Astro Tour.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Cairns.
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Cairns — 1 night

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 11th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns, you'll lose 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 3 nights

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.
Spend the 12th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. And it doesn't end there: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Abattoir Swamp Environmental Park, and kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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