15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Palm Cove
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
6
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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day
Palm Cove

Palm Cove ©
A small community of about 1,200 people, Palm Cove sits beside the clear blue waters of the South Pacific.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, then identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Palm Cove trip itinerary planning app .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Palm Cove is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Palm Cove. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in September, things will get a bit cooler in Palm Cove: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Palm Cove

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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 18th (Wed): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ned's Beach.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Palm Cove to Lord Howe Island in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to 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

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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.
Do your shopping at Brett Whiteley Studio and Sydney Fish Market. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and Sydney Opera House. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in September, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Australian By Design. You'll explore and learn at Melbourne Museum and National Sports Museum. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, see the interesting displays at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, take an in-depth tour of Italian Museum and Historical Society, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Melbourne travel itinerary planner .

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in September, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get in touch with nature at Kata Tjuta and Uluru Hiking Path. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in September, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 33°C and lows at 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 28th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Ubirr and then look for all kinds of wild species at Maguk Gorge. On the 29th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and then identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

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