15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Sydney — 3 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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Amritsar, India to Sydney is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to Sydney. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Amritsar in October; daily highs in Sydney reach 28°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne day trip website.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in October: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 3 nights

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 13th (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk. Keep things going the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns driving holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Cairns are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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