15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  23​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Perth
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
Jabiru
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + tram:  19​h 15​min
End: Dallas

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Dallas, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight; or do a combination of tram, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 16 hour difference. Traveling from Dallas in August, expect Melbourne to be colder, temps between 57°F and 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the activities along Swan River, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Perth online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Melbourne in August, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 67°F by day to 47°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

1
night
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing and then don't miss a visit to Ubirr. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, then take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and then explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Jabiru online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) is 1 hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Cahills Crossing ©
Cahills Crossing
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises and then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

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Getting from Jabiru to Cairns by combination of bus and flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 11th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park route tool .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in August, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 74°F by day to 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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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, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, make a trip to Mrs Macquarie's Chair, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

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

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August: highs in Sydney hover around 66°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nielsen Park
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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