15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  26​h
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Lisbon

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and contemplate the long history of Parliament House of Victoria.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online travel planner .

Lisbon, Portugal to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 10 hours. Traveling from Lisbon in August, things will get much colder in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. Keep things going the next day: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and finally make a trip to Uluru.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour site .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (27°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru

3
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Palm Cove Beach. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, let the kids burn off some steam at Muddy's Playground, and hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip maker tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 31°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
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.
Attractions like Bondi Beach and Clovelly make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: see a show at Sydney Opera House, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney tour builder app .

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in August, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 22°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
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Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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