15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  21​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Katoomba
— 1 night
+2
train + Fly + shuttle:  8​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally don't miss a visit to Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, then take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip planning website .

New Delhi, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 21-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. In May, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is cooler than New Delhi - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) 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
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online day trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Sydney at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.

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

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night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
On the 10th (Fri), get great views at The Three Sisters, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Blue Mountains, admire the natural beauty at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, then don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath, and finally make a trip to Day FIne Art.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Katoomba tour website .

Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in May, expect little chillier with lows of 8°C in Katoomba. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Nature

Side Trips

Blackheath, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
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Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle from Katoomba to Port Douglas in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in May, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are much hotter (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. May in Cairns sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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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