15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 2 nights
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:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Spend the 6th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 7th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planning tool .

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Cairns is 4 hours. While traveling from New Delhi, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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 9th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find photos and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas vacation planning website .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In May, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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

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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, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, get outside with Walpa Gorge, and appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Port Douglas in May, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 28°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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 the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip website .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Outdoors
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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.
On the 17th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Sydney Fish Market, then see a show at Sydney Opera House, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites
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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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