15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Darwin
— 2 nights
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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Cairns
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Darwin

Darwin ©

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Get some cultural insight at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Defence of Darwin Experience. Take a break from the city and head to Territory Wildlife Park and Crocosaurus Cove. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Parliament House, take an in-depth tour of Darwin Aviation Museum, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Darwin online travel route planner.

Manchester, UK to Darwin is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Central Standard Time is 9.5 hours. When traveling from Manchester in June, plan for warmer days in Darwin, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can drive to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Wildlife Area
Crocosaurus Cove
4.1
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Landmark
Parliament House
4.4

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Yellow Water Cruises and Ubirr. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Maguk Gorge and Mamukala Wetlands. And it doesn't end there: trek along Bardedjilidji Walk, identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gubara, and explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip site.

Drive from Darwin to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Maguk Gorge
4.8

2
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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 30th (Thu), trek along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then go for a walk through Mala Walk, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder site.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Kuniya Walk
4.8
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Must see
Uluru
4.6
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Must see
Walpa Gorge
4.4

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Cairns

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Birdworld Kuranda and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Explore hidden gems such as The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Barron Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Cairns: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Australian Butterfly Sanctuary (in Kuranda). Next up on the itinerary: see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take an exotic tour of Billy Tea Safaris, and enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planning site.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, expect nights in Cairns to be warmer, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Birdworld Kuranda
4.3

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