15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Honolulu, Oahu
Fly:  13​h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Honolulu, Oahu

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary maker site .

Honolulu, USA to Sydney is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone changes from Hawaii Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 20 hour difference. Traveling from Honolulu in April, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

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nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, make a trip to Flinders Street Station, and get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In April, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 68°F and lows of 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the activities along Swan River, contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia, then make a trip to Fremantle Prison, then pause for some photo ops at Kings Park War Memorial, and finally walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Perth visit app .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Perth takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get a bit warmer in Perth: highs are around 80°F and lows about 56°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Fremantle Prison
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison

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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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planner.

You can fly from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 9.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore and take pictures at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip itinerary builder website .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, with lows around 72°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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