15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 15​min
End: London

few
hours
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 2nd (Mon): contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Perth trip planner .

London, UK to Perth is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from London to Perth, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect nights in Perth to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

1
night
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 3rd (Tue), stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday planning website .

Getting from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Perth in December; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 42°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

2
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, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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: see a show at Sydney Opera House, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in December since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

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

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 11th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

2
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 13th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then admire all the interesting features of Captain Cook Highway, and then stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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

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