15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Melbourne
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Cape Tribulation
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights

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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.
On the 1st (Sun), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne day trip planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Melbourne. In November, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:
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Specialty Museum
Melbourne Museum
4.5
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Zoo
Melbourne Zoo
4.2

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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: admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sydney, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 2 — 5:
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Hiking Trail
Bondi to Coogee Walk
4.8

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Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 6th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip planning app.

Getting from Sydney to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
Find places to stay Nov 5 — 6:
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Must see
Lagoon Beach
4.9
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Mountain
Mt Gower
4.9

1
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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 7th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns route planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. The time zone changes from Lord Howe Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Find places to stay Nov 6 — 7:
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Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Dubuji Boardwalk, then trot along with a tour on horseback, then kick back and relax at Cape Tribulation Beach, and finally get interesting insight from Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): get interesting insight from Ocean Safari, explore and take pictures at Marrdja Botanical Walk, and then relax in the rural setting at Cape Trib Exotic Fruit Farm.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Cape Tribulation trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November in Cape Tribulation, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Adventure
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 9:
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River Rafting / Tubing
Ocean Safari
4.9
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Horseback Riding Tour
Horseback Riding Tours
4.4

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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.
Port Douglas is known for wildlife, adventure, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Port Douglas trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 12:
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.8
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Safari
Safaris
4.9

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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: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and go for a walk through Field of Light.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Port Douglas in November, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be slightly colder, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
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World heritage site
Uluru
4.6
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Water Body
Mutitjulu Waterhole
4.5
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World heritage site
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
4.7

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