15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia trip maker

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  30​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  32​h
End: Newark


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.
On the 10th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary planning website .

Newark, USA to Cairns is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland), which is usually a 15 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Newark in February, with highs in Cairns at 88°F and lows at 75°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Feb 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. February in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 88°F and lows of 75°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Feb 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Get outdoors at Mutitjulu Waterhole and Kuniya Walk. There's still lots to do: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, browse the exhibits of Walkatjara Art, and hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip app .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in February, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (98°F), and nights are about the same (71°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Feb 13 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and Manly Beach. The adventure continues: see a show at Sydney Opera House, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 68°F, while days are slightly colder, around 80°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 16 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

2
nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 20th (Wed), learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island travel route builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 19 — 21:
Highlights from your plan
Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

Similar Plans

18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM GERMANY February, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Australia BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES September, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 18 days in Australia BY A USER FROM OMAN June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA March, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: March, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 17 days in Australia BY A USER FROM INDIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans
Find a travel specialist
TRAVEL AGENT