15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Melbourne
— 1 night
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 7 nights
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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 23rd (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip builder app.

Mumbai, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Port Douglas, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Mumbai in October: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cairns.
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Cairns — 1 night

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 25th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cairns online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. October in Cairns sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can fly to Sydney.
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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: enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Cairns to Sydney by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in October, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 1 night

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 7 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.
Step out of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with an excursion to Curtin Springs in Alice Springs--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, surround yourself with nature on Uluru Astro Tour, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planning site.

You can 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. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit warmer (18°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) 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.
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