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
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+4
shuttle + Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Manchester

1
night
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.
To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns visit planner .

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Cairns due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in February, expect Cairns to be much warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
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 4th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas holiday site .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Fraser Island.

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
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
On the 6th (Thu), kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Boomanjin lake, and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Champagne Pools, then stroll through Indian Head, and then make a trip to K'gari.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Fraser Island day trip planning site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Fraser Island by combination of shuttle, flight, car, and ferry takes about 11.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus, train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, plan for little chillier nights in Fraser Island, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach
Indian Head ©
Indian Head

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): wander the streets of The Rocks, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, then admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and finally kick back and relax at Bondi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Manly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and then take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip builder site .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, and flight from Fraser Island to Sydney takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Fraser Island in February: highs in Sydney hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally get interesting insight from Melbourne Boat Hire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in February, plan for little chillier nights in Melbourne, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Get a sense of the local culture at Mutitjulu Waterhole and Walpa Gorge. And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and stroll through Kuniya Walk.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 43°C and lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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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