15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Glasgow
Fly:  37​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
3
Katoomba
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Glasgow

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 1st (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Field of Light, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and finally hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker .

Glasgow, UK to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 37-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 9 hours. Expect much warmer temperatures when traveling from Glasgow in April; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

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.
Melbourne Central and Melbourne Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Degraves Street and The White Room Interiors. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, buy something for everyone on your list at Royal Arcade, stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

1
night
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): explore the galleries of Lost Bear Gallery, view the masterpieces at Falls Gallery, explore the galleries of Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery One88, and finally browse the different shops at Leura Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): hike along The National Pass, admire the masterpieces at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, stop by Teddy Sinclair, then pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Katoomba Antique Centre, and finally admire the sheer force of Bridal Veil Falls.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Katoomba, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Shopping Museums Parks

Side Trips

Leura, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass, Falls Gallery
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Lost Bear Gallery ©
Lost Bear Gallery
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Falls Gallery ©
Falls Gallery

4
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 Darling Harbour. For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Brett Whiteley Studio. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip tool .

Traveling by car from Katoomba to Sydney takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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