15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Sydney
— 3 nights
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights

3
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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: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Sydney. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, get your game on at Zero Latency, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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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.
On the 14th (Tue), hike along Kuniya Walk, thenexplore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, thenexplore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route builder.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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.
Step out of Cairns to go to Palm Cove and see Palm Cove Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and explore the striking landscape at Earl Hill.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Cairns hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track, Red Arrow Walk, Earl Hill
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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, get outside with Eye to Eye Marine Encounters, see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef, and take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas attractions planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef
Eye to Eye Marine Encounters ©
Eye to Eye Marine Encounters

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