15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 2 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
5
Sydney
— 3 nights

2
nights
Cairns

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then stroll around Anzac Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands, thenadmire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and finally trek along The Blue Arrow Circuit.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planning app.

London, UK to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from London to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

2
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Port Douglas

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 19th (Thu), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, thensee exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then head outdoors with Horses in Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, head outdoors with The Bump Track, thenstop by With Sugar, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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.
On the 21st (Sat), trek along Uluru Hiking Path, thenget your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, thenhike along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

3
nights
Melbourne

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 museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and browse the collection at State Library Victoria.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne day trip app.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August: highs in Melbourne hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

3
nights
Sydney

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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Bondi Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For maps and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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