15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  23​h
1
Perth
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
4
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

3
nights
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Visit Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine and Stirling Cottage for their historical value. The Shipwreck Galleries and The Fremantle Round House are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Perth: Fremantle (Scots Presbyterian Church, Fremantle Markets, & more) and Harvey River Estate (in Harvey). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park & Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Cottesloe Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Patrick's Basilica.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Perth vacation planner .

Manchester, UK to Perth is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Perth is 8 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Manchester in August since evenings lows in Perth dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Fremantle, Harvey, Cottesloe Beach
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Kings Park & Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park & Botanic Garden
Fremantle Prison ©
Fremantle Prison
Stirling Cottage ©
Stirling Cottage

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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 and Walpa Gorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Valley of the Winds and Helicopter Tours. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, hike along Kuniya Walk, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Perth to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Perth in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

2
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.
Visit The Rocks and Olympia Milk Bar for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and Australian National Maritime Museum. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Darling Harbour, admire the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio, hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online vacation planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August: highs in Sydney hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Tours Museums
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

3
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like GOMA and Museum of Brisbane. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt. Coot-tha and Queensland Art Gallery. The adventure continues: have some family-friendly fun at South Bank Parklands, take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Suncorp Stadium, and identify plant and animal life at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Brisbane online road trip planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Brisbane in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. August in Brisbane sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Fun & Games
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Museum of Brisbane ©
Museum of Brisbane
Queensland Art Gallery ©
Queensland Art Gallery

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