15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manila, Luzon
Fly:  10​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
5
Katoomba
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 30​min
End: Manila, Luzon


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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then view the masterpieces at Bones and Jones, and finally stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip builder site .

Manila, Philippines to Cairns is an approximately 10-hour flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manila to Cairns due to the time zone difference. In February in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Feb 25 — 26:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

Plan trip to Port Douglas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. February in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, go for a walk through Field of Light, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday builder app .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in March, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) 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.
Dedicate the 4th (Mon) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, and don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne day trip tool .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, with highs in Melbourne at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Parks Museums
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
day
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls, get great views at The Three Sisters, get great views at 3 Sisters Echo Point, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then make a trip to Day FIne Art, and finally make a trip to Gallery Blackheath.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Katoomba tour site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. March in Katoomba sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Find places to stay Mar 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Discover how to plan a Sydney trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In March, daytime highs in Sydney are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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