15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Sydney
— 4 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sun): trek along Esplanade Boardwalk and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns online trip planner.

Vancouver, Canada to Cairns is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Vancouver to Cairns is 18 hours. Traveling from Vancouver in June, expect Cairns to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, get interesting insight from Tours, and then look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Port Douglas sightseeing site.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk. On your second day here, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Port Douglas in June: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Museums

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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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get your game on at Zero Latency, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip tool.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Melbourne: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

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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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, look for gifts at Sydney Fish Market, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 21°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.