15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  34​h
1
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  23​h 30​min
End: Boston

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Lord Howe Island online trip planner .

Boston, USA to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Lord Howe Standard Time, which is usually a 15 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

5
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 some cultural sightseeing at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Take a break from Sydney with a short trip to Shelly Beach in Manly, about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Scenic Walkway.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary app .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 59°F. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): stroll through Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge and then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder .

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in April: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 84°F, while lows dip to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Change things up with a short trip to Spas & Wellness in Palm Cove (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip tool .

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May, Cairns is somewhat warmer than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 82°F and lows of 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

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