15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Katoomba
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, admire all the interesting features of Fitzroy Gardens, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Tallinn in January, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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Sydney

Sydney ©

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, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney planning tool.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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Katoomba

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains, make a trip to Gallery Blackheath, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at OMNIA a little bit of everywhere, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, and finally admire all the interesting features of The National Pass.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Katoomba day trip site.

Getting from Sydney to Katoomba by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Katoomba can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The National Pass ©
The National Pass

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Port Douglas

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 15th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, indulge in Japan's hot spring tradition at The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online route planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Port Douglas takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Katoomba in January since evenings lows in Port Douglas dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 14 — 16:
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The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio ©
The Deep Retreat & Deep Yoga Studio
Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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Cairns

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.
On the 17th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Cairns tour planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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Scuba & Snorkeling

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