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:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
4
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  10​h 30​min
5
Cairns
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Cape Tribulation
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​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.
Get a sense of the local culture at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, pause for some serene contemplation at St Benedict's Church, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Sydney online trip builder .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Sydney. In July in Sydney, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

1
night
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 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder app .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Melbourne reach 15°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Immigration Museum ©
Immigration Museum

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.
Visiting Valley of the Winds and Uluru will get you outdoors. Kata Tjuta and Kuniya Walk are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and take some stellar pictures from Uluru.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough 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

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Maguk Gorge and Anbangbang Billabong are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Ubirr and Yellow Water will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, take in the dramatic natural features at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre, and take in the dramatic scenery at Jim Jim Falls.

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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 (Mon) so you can travel to Cairns.

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
Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water

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day
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cairns route builder .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Cairns in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or drive. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cape Tribulation.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Cape Tribulation

Cape Tribulation ©
A lush headland that's part of the forested Daintree Region, Cape Tribulation was so named by Lieutenant--later Captain--Cook in 1770, when his ship ran aground in the area.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): hike along Dubuji Boardwalk, then enjoy the sand and surf at Myall Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Thornton Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Cape Tribulation trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Cairns to Cape Tribulation in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Cape Tribulation are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cape Tribulation

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Thornton Beach ©
Thornton Beach
Myall Beach ©
Myall Beach
Dubuji Boardwalk ©
Dubuji Boardwalk

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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 in touch with nature at Safaris and Opal Reef. Spend the 1st (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, get outside with Horses in Port, and look for gifts at With Sugar.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Port Douglas journey maker website .

Traveling by car from Cape Tribulation to Port Douglas takes 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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