15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Perth
— 1 day
Fly:  7​h 15​min
2
Kangaroo Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Kangaroo Valley
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
7
Port Douglas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
8
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

1
day
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 27th (Thu), explore the activities along Swan River, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Perth itinerary builder site .

New Delhi, India to Perth is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Perth, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in June, with highs in Perth at 23°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

1
day
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 28th (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Kangaroo Island takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Royal Botanic Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kangaroo Island to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in June, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take a stroll through The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in June: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Valley.

Things to do in Sydney

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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
Kangaroo Valley

Kangaroo Valley
Kangaroo Valley is a river valley along the Kangaroo River in the Shoalhaven region of New South Wales, Australia, located west of the seaside in the City of Shoalhaven. On the 3rd (Wed), explore the activities along Bendeela Camping and Picnic Area.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kangaroo Valley road trip tool .

You can drive from Sydney to Kangaroo Valley in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kangaroo Valley can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Kangaroo Valley

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): hike along Kuniya Walk, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge. Keep things going the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, hike along Uluru Hiking Path, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kangaroo Valley to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Kangaroo Valley in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (24°C), and nights are about the same (4°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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 6th (Sat), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: highs in Port Douglas hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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 8th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, have fun at Muddy's Playground, and then hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Cairns road trip planning website .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

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

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