15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 1 night
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Darwin
— 2 nights
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Cairns

— 1 night

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 2nd (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk. Here are some ideas for day two: get interesting insight from Tours.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Cairns vacation planning website.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, Cairns is much warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 34°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:

Port Douglas

— 2 nights
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 4th (Sun), stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, then look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas road trip planning app.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in April, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 3 — 5:

Sydney

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

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, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through The Rocks, and stop by Darling Harbour.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney sightseeing planning app.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in April, with highs in Sydney at 26°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 5 — 8:

Melbourne

— 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, Melbourne is little chillier than Sydney - with highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 2 nights
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 11th (Sun): get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, hike along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally make a trip to Uluru. Keep things going the next day: go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning app.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Melbourne in April, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Darwin

— 2 nights

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
On the 13th (Tue), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, then examine the collection at 1934 Qantas Hangar, then examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at East Point Reserve.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Darwin online trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, with highs in Darwin at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.