15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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1
Sydney
— 3 nights
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
4
Cairns
— 4 nights

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Walk. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney route planner.

Miami, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Miami to Sydney, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Miami in April, with highs in Sydney at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

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

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Valley of the Winds and Kuniya Walk. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and Lungkata Walk. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, and get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Sydney in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas vacation site.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, Port Douglas is a bit warmer at night with lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove, about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk and identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

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