15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, explore the striking landscape at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take some stellar pictures from Pylon Lookout at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip maker website.

Chennai, India to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Chennai in July, things will get colder in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) 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 5th (Tue): examine the collection at Australian Sports Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station. On your second day here, see the interesting displays 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, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online day trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Melbourne at 15°C and lows at 6°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 — 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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, surround yourself with nature on Uluru Astro Tour, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder site.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 4°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 30°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to 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), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 14th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight 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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