15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
3
Perth
— 1 night
+3
Fly + bus + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+3
bus + foot + bus + Fly:  9​h
5
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach.

Plan my day in Sydney using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 8 — 11:
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge

3
nights
Melbourne

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, parks, shopping, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, browse the collection at State Library of Victoria, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne journey maker .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in August, with highs in Melbourne at 16°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 14:
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
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.
On the 15th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River, then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, and then admire the natural beauty at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Perth vacation planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Perth in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Perth. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Perth to be about the same, around 9°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Jabiru.

Things to do in Perth

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

2
nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Jabiru is known for nature, wildlife, outdoors, and trails. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ubirr, contemplate the waterfront views at Jim Jim Falls, take in the dramatic scenery at Motor Car Falls, and identify plant and animal life at Cahills Crossing.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Jabiru trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Jabiru due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:
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Jim Jim Falls ©
Jim Jim Falls
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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.
On the 19th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises and then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online day trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Jabiru to Cairns takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In August in Cairns, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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 21st (Tue): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally stroll through Kuniya Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairns in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

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