15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Dallas
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Broome
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 45​min
5
Margaret River
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  9​h 30​min
6
Alice Springs
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 30​min
End: Dallas

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 6th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns visit planner .

Dallas, USA to Cairns is an approximately 22-hour flight. You can also do a combination of tram and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Dallas to Cairns, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dallas in July; daily highs in Cairns reach 79°F and lows reach 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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 8th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, then stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally stop by With Sugar.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas day trip planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. July in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Photography Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Mossman Gorge Centre ©
Mossman Gorge Centre
Photography Tours

1
night
Darwin

Darwin ©
The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, browse the exhibits of Nomad Art Gallery, take in the exciting artwork at Outstation Gallery - Aboriginal Art from Art Centres, explore the striking landscape at Berry Springs Nature Park, then explore the galleries of Mason Gallery, and finally take an in-depth tour of RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Darwin online trip maker .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Darwin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Port Douglas in July: highs in Darwin hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 67°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Museums Shopping Nature
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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility ©
RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

2
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): look for gifts at The Courthouse Collection, then identify plant and animal life at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge, then stroll through Cable Beach, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Gantheaume Point. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Broome trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Darwin to Broome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Darwin to Broome is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Darwin in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Broome, with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park ©
Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

1
night
Margaret River

A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
On the 13th (Sat), Head underground at Mammoth Cave, Head underground at Jewel Cave, Head underground at Lake Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at Sunflowers Animal Farm, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cowaramup Bay, and finally look for gifts at Mukau Giftware & Gallery. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Margaret River online tour planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Broome to Margaret River in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Margaret River

Tours Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Boranup, Cowaramup Bay, Jewel Cave, Mukau Giftware & Gallery, Dolphin & Whale Watching
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cowaramup Bay ©
Cowaramup Bay
Lake Cave ©
Lake Cave

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
On the 15th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Talapi. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then identify plant and animal life at Alice Springs Reptile Centre, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Emily Gap.

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Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Margaret River to Alice Springs takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Margaret River to Alice Springs. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks Wildlife Tours
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Alice Springs Desert Park ©
Alice Springs Desert Park

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 17th (Wed): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then hike along Kuniya Walk.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Alice Springs to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 39°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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