15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Leeds
+2
train + subway + Fly:  28​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Perth
— 1 night
+2
Fly + subway + train:  23​h 45​min
End: Leeds

1
night
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 20th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Cairns online day trip planner .

Leeds, UK to Cairns is an approximately 28-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Leeds to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Leeds in April; daily highs in Cairns reach 34°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

1
night
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Start your trip to Port Douglas by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can take a bus from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. April in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Sydney day trip planning tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Sydney by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Port Douglas in April: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 26°C and lows are around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 26th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then steep yourself in history at Parliament House of Victoria, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally browse the collection at State Library of Victoria.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in April, with highs in Melbourne at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne 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.
On the 28th (Tue), trek along Kuniya Walk, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge. On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, and then explore and take pictures at Uluru.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip app .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Melbourne in April, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 34°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, contemplate the long history of Fremantle Prison, then appreciate the history behind Kings Park War Memorial, and finally stroll around Kings Park & Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, and then get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Perth trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in April, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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