15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Adelaide
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Melbourne

2
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sydney Opera House and ATTY Gallery. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Queen Victoria Building. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, browse the exhibits of Billich Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In October, daytime highs in Sydney are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): stroll around Flinders Chase National Park and then stroll through Stokes Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): stop by Drift On Bliss, then visit a coastal fixture at Cape Willoughby Lighthouse Keepers Heritage Accommodation, and then savor the flavors at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Kangaroo Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits

3
nights
Adelaide

Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 6th (Sun), get a taste of the local shopping with Rundle Mall, don't miss a visit to Adelaide Oval, then learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, and finally admire the masterpieces at Flinders University Art Museum & City Gallery. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden, then learn about winemaking at Ashton Hills Vineyard, and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Adelaide trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Ashton Hills Vineyard
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Wine Tours & Tastings
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum
Art Gallery of South Australia ©
Art Gallery of South Australia

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, stroll through Kuniya Walk, then admire all the interesting features of Uluru, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Getting from Adelaide to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Adelaide in October, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 38°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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 11th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then brush up on your military savvy at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum, and then browse the exhibits of Village Gallery. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral, view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, and then browse the exhibits of Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Cairns itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. On the 12th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Museums Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Village Gallery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
St Monica's Cathedral ©
St Monica's Cathedral

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery and then stroll around South Bank Parklands. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old St Stephen's Catholic Church (Pugin Chapel).

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Brisbane online day trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Brisbane in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairns in October, with highs in Brisbane at 29°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre ©
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

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