15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas — 2 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 3rd (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and take in the pleasant sights at Flagstaff Hill Walking Trail.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Port Douglas day trip planner.

Chennai, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai in July; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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Cairns — 2 nights

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.
On the 5th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, then see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns journey maker website.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, go for a walk through Mala Walk, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and stroll through Kuniya Walk.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip app.

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Cairns in July, plan for a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne visit planning app.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (15°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Sydney — 3 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 parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, and get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time 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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