15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Pune
Fly + Shuttle:  16 h 45 min
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 4 nights
Fly:  19 h 15 min
End: Pune

2
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.
Step out of Port Douglas to go to Diwan and see Alexandra Bay Waterfall, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, look for gifts at With Sugar, and take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Pune, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 17- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Pune to Port Douglas is 4.5 hours. March in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Alexandra Bay Waterfall
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Bones and Jones. On your second day here, surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Cairns route planning app.

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In March, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and take a stroll through The Rocks.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney route site.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, Sydney is little chillier than Cairns - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then make a trip to Flinders Street Station, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planning tool.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Sydney in March since evenings lows in Melbourne dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck ©
Eureka Skydeck

4
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

Plan trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in March: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 41°C and lows are around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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