15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
6
Perth
— 1 night

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 see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Horses in Port, thenexplore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas vacation site.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 10 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Port Douglas when traveling from London in July, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): learn about all things military at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, get interesting insight from Tours and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Cairns online trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July in Cairns, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough 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, 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, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in July, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough 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
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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, thenpause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online holiday planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between °C and °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough 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
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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 26th (Sun), go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, thentake in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally trek along Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in July, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around °C, while days are a bit warmer, around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): stroll around Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Perth journey planning app.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Perth, with lows of °C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel back home.

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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