15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

4
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, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stroll through Bondi Beach.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planning tool .

Mumbai, India to Sydney is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in November, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 29°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Melbourne

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, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne online travel route planner .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Melbourne, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Tours
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, and contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Melbourne in November, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much hotter, around 41°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
On the 3rd (Tue), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally stop by With Sugar. On the next day, meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December: highs in Port Douglas hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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 5th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Cairns online day trip planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

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