15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  25​h
Cairns
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  34​h
End: Barcelona

4
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.
Visit Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Step out of Cairns to go to Port Douglas and see Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's more to do: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planning app .

Barcelona, Spain to Cairns is an approximately 25-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. In May, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Barcelona - with highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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 15th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): get outside with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in May: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 28°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Coogee Beach and Clovelly. Step out of Sydney to go to Manly and see Shelly Beach, which is approximately 36 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, pause for some photo ops at Mrs Macquarie's Chair, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Sydney route maker site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

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Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 23rd (Wed), kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island road trip site .

Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

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