15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brisbane
Fly:  6 h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Brisbane

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, thendiscover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then view the masterpieces at Ngarru Gallery.

Start your trip to Port Douglas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Brisbane to Port Douglas is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in June: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove (Annie's at the Beach, Palm Cove Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June in Cairns, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Spas

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, and take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Cairns in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are little chillier (24°C), and nights are much colder (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For ratings and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker website.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, plan for slightly colder days in Melbourne, with highs around 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see a show at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Walk, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

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Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Melbourne, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

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