15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Mumbai
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h
Mumbai

4
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Shop till you drop at Melbourne Central and Degraves Street. Take a break from the city and head to Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Boat Hire. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, take a stroll through Collins St/Swanston St, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and browse the different shops at Bourke Street Mall.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Melbourne road trip site .

Mumbai, India to Melbourne is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in March, expect Melbourne to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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#Shopping, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 41°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach. Keep things going the next day: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, plan for little chillier days in Cairns, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 2nd (Mon), stroll through Lagoon Beach and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Lord Howe Island vacation builder tool .

Getting from Cairns to Lord Howe Island by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Do your shopping at Sydney Fish Market and Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, wander the streets of The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Clovelly.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip tool .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In April in Sydney, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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