15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Warrnambool
+2
train + bus + Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Warrnambool

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Field of Light. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

Plan a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Warrnambool to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. March in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

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
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre ©
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

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 29th (Fri), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, admire the sheer force of Alexandra Bay Waterfall, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas itinerary maker .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in March, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time 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

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 31st (Sun), get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): make a trip to Freshwater Station, kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, then browse the exhibits of Village Gallery, and finally kick back and relax at Trinity Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Cairns journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

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

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, stroll through Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Cairns to Lord Howe Island in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

4
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 get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum, stroll through Manly Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

Fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

3
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 Museum and National Gallery of Victoria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at HMAS Castlemaine, and explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip app .

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get slightly colder in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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