15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Gold Coast
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

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.
On the 3rd (Fri), trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then make a trip to Uluru, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and finally get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planner .

Mumbai, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Mumbai to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Melbourne Central. Escape the urban bustle at Balloon Rides and St. Kilda Beach. Spend the 8th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, take a stroll through Degraves Street, and look for all kinds of wild species at Trin Warren Tam-boore.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in May, with highs in Melbourne at 20°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach

3
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 some cultural insight at The Rocks and Australian National Maritime Museum. We've included these beaches for you: Bondi Beach and Clovelly. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Darling Harbour, admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney travel planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in May, with highs in Sydney at 24°C and lows at 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

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

3
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre, then enjoy the sea views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Pacific Fair Shopping Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, and then explore the striking landscape of Burleigh Head National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast journey builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 14th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Cape Byron Lighthouse, Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
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David Fleay Wildlife Park ©
David Fleay Wildlife Park
Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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