15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  16​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
3
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
6
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: Muscat

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, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and examine the collection at Melbourne Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip planner.

Muscat, Oman to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Melbourne is 6 hours. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours
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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, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: listen to music at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Sydney online vacation maker .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in January, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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 8th (Wed): stop by With Sugar, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Port Douglas driving holiday planning app .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in January; daily highs in Port Douglas reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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.
On the 10th (Fri), take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find where to stay and tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In January, daytime highs in Cairns are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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 12th (Sun), trek along Kuniya Walk, don't miss a visit to Uluru, explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and then admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Cairns in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Perth online trip itinerary maker .

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. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect Perth to be slightly colder, temps between 38°C and 20°C. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Fun & Games Museums
Find places to stay Jan 13 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint
The Nostalgia Box Museum ©
The Nostalgia Box Museum

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