15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
— 4 nights
— 3 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights


Port Douglas — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Palm Cove Beach and Opal Reef. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Sunday Market Port Douglas and Coffee Works Port Douglas. Spend the 15th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, visit a coastal fixture at Flagstaff Hill Lighthouse, take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout, and take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery.

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Port Douglas is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Dhaka City to Port Douglas, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. November in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 nights

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.
Let the collections at The Rocks Discovery Museum and ATTY Gallery capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Bondi to Coogee Walk and Manly Scenic Walkway. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, kick back and relax at Tamarama Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Balmoral Beach, Mosman, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

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Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Port Douglas in November; daily highs in Sydney reach 29°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 3 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Step out of the city life by going to Wentworth Falls Lookout and Grand Canyon track. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The National Pass and Lincoln's Rock. There's lots more to do: trek along Prince Henry Cliff Walk, browse the exhibits of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, delve into the lush surroundings at Perry's Lookdown, and take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Katoomba visit planner.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. November in Katoomba sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 4 nights

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 Mala Walk and Walpa Gorge. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and identify plant and animal life at Uluru Astro Tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Katoomba to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of train and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Katoomba to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Katoomba in November; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 41°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.
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Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.