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
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​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.
On the 2nd (Thu), view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, stroll through Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Uluru Hiking Path, then go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary maker tool .

New Delhi, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 4 hours traveling from New Delhi to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. In May, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is colder than New Delhi - with highs of 28°C and lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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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: don't miss a visit to Royal Botanic Gardens, get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, admire the landmark architecture of Shrine of Remembrance, and savor the flavors at Food & Drink.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In May, Melbourne is slightly colder than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Tours

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, see a show at Sydney Opera House, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning tool .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 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 May: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 24°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Clovelly Beach ©
Clovelly Beach

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Lord Howe Island driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Lord Howe Island in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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 11th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach.

For maps and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas road trip website .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in May, and nighttime lows around 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

Side Trip

Cape Tribulation
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns day trip planning website .

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 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 time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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