15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Shuttle:  26​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: London

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Horses in Port, identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online travel route planner .

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Port Douglas is 10 hours. Traveling from London in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Port Douglas, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
On the 19th (Sun), learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see Off-Road Tours and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip planner .

You can take a bus from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Off-Road Tours

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, trails, shopping, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 24th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 15°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. Keep things going the next day: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 28th (Tue), take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Perth visit site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, Perth is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 8°C. On the 29th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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