15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New York City
bus + Fly:  26​h
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Leura
— 1 night
+3
train + Fly + foot + bus:  13​h
3
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
+3
bus + foot + Fly + shuttle:  11​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  26​h
End: New York City

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Head to Sydney Fish Market and Volle Jewelleryfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, look for gifts at Giulians, and view the masterpieces at Brett Whiteley Studio.

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New York City, USA to Sydney is an approximately 26-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) is 15 hours. Traveling from New York City in July, expect Sydney to be colder, temps between 65°F and 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Leura.

Things to do in Sydney

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

1
night
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): look for gifts at The Nook, tour the pleasant surroundings at The National Pass, look for gifts at Rick Rutherford's Country, then explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, and finally stop by The Candy Store Leura.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Leura itinerary planner .

You can drive from Sydney to Leura in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Sydney in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Leura, with lows of 38°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Leura

Historic Sites Parks Trails

Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Rick Rutherford's Country
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
The Nook ©
The Nook

1
night
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 7th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing and then explore the ancient world of Ubirr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Maguk Gorge, then contemplate the long history of Nourlangie Rock, and then see the interesting displays at Warradjan Cultural Centre.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) road trip tool .

Do a combination of train, flight, and bus from Leura to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 13 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Tue), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at With Sugar, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip builder .

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle from Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) to Port Douglas in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car, flight, and shuttle; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. Keep things going the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To find other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Port Douglas in July: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

2
nights
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 13th (Sat): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, stop by Readings Book Shop, and then wander the streets of Melbourne Central. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance, then look for gifts at Haigh's Chocolates Collins Street, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally take a stroll through Degraves Street.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you will find days in Melbourne are slightly colder (56°F), and nights are about the same (42°F). You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Mon) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

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