15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Dubai
Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6 h 45 min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Dubai

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Uluru and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get outdoors at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Valley of the Winds. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary planning website.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 19.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 5.5 hours. Traveling from Dubai in March, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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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.
Bring the kids along to Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Camp Cove. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and go for a walk through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March: highs in Sydney hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. Take a break from Port Douglas with a short trip to Thornton Beach in Thornton Beach, about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and get outside with Horses in Port.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas tour planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in March, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catch the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Thornton Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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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 29th (Sun): trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Village Gallery, stroll through Palm Cove Beach, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns online attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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