15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia holiday planner
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Sydney
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel route planning tool.

Chennai, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Sydney. Traveling from Chennai in July, things will get much colder in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip maker website.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planning website.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Cairns.
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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 11th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip 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 a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can drive to Port Douglas.
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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.
On the 13th (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas itinerary planning site.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow 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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