15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  10​h 30​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  9​h 15​min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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 Manly Beach. Escape the urban bustle at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk and Clovelly Beach. There's much more to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In June in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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.
Get outdoors at Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach, get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas sightseeing app .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Sydney to Port Douglas takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 30°C and lows about 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cairns driving holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Ubirr and Warradjan Cultural Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Maguk Gorge and Bardedjilidji Walk. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, don't miss a visit to Mirrai Lookout, take in the dramatic natural features at Nanguluwur Art Site, and identify plant and animal life at Anbangbang Billabong.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) visit planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Cairns to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uluru and Walpa Gorge. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take some stellar pictures from Uluru, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday tool .

Getting from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by combination of bus and flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and flight. In June, daily temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time 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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