15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Sydney
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Sydney

5
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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Manly Beach and Coogee Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly (about 36 minutes away). Spend the 30th (Wed) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, wander the streets of The Rocks, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and admire the striking features of Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In May, daytime highs in Sydney are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

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

2
days
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
On the 2nd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

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Fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
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Mt Gower

3
days
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.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Mossman Gorge will get you outdoors. Spend the 5th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

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Getting from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7.5 hours. In June in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Yorkeys Knob Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Shaolin Junk Cruises. Change things up with a short trip to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures in Palm Cove (about 44 minutes away). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

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Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Yorkeys Knob Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

2
days
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 10th (Sun): stroll through Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge and then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta.

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Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cairns in June, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are slightly colder (22°C), and nights are cooler (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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