15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Exeter
train + Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Perth
— Few hours
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 30​min
2
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
3
Port Douglas
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Exeter

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Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Perth journey planner.

Exeter, UK to Perth is an approximately 22.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. September in Perth sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 19th (Wed), delve into the distant past at Ubirr and then take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, then explore the striking landscape at Nourlangie Rock, then explore the striking landscape at Nanguluwur Art Site, and finally identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) itinerary maker website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

1
day
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 21st (Fri): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas online driving holiday planner .

Do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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 22nd (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun): experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, then choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

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

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Shaolin Junk Cruises, Trinity Beach, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Shaolin Junk Cruises ©
Shaolin Junk Cruises

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, then take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cairns in September, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to 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
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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night
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 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary app .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, expect nights in Melbourne to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are much colder, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take a stroll through The Rocks, enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 25°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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