15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Dubai
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 1 night
+4
shuttle + Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 15​min
Jabiru
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
Dubai

3
days
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. Visiting Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online trip maker .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Sydney is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Dubai to Sydney. In October, Sydney is cooler than Dubai - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
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 5th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, get engrossed in the history at Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Kilda Beach, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne route maker app .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in October, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

2
days
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.
On the 9th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: have some family-friendly fun at Cairns Kart Hire Track, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally take a tour by water with Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Cairns Kart Hire Track
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours.

For other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In October, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jabiru.

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#Adventure, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
days
Jabiru

Jabiru ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Billabong. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Ubirr, identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing, and then explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Jabiru trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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