15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  10​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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.
Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Sydney day trip site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Sydney. In July, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sydney Harbour National Park
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Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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, shopping, parks, zoos & aquariums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and admire all the interesting features of Royal Exhibition Building.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Melbourne holiday maker site .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in July, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 15°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

You can plan Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): explore the striking landscape at Maguk Gorge and then explore the ancient world of Ubirr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, examine the collection at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock
Warradjan Cultural Centre ©
Warradjan Cultural Centre

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 17th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, then let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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.
On the 19th (Fri), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

To find maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas route app .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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