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
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
6
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

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 2nd (Sat): take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

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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. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Mumbai in February, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 43°C and lows at 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne Museum and Shrine of Remembrance are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, kick back and relax at St. Kilda Beach, get interesting insight from Tours, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Melbourne trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
The Rocks and Darling Harbour are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Bondi Beach and Manly Beach for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stroll through Coogee Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney visit app .

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Melbourne in February since evenings lows in Sydney dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

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
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then stroll through Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Museum ©
Lord Howe Island Museum

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 11th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Studio 49 Artisan Gallery, then stroll through Cow Bay Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Thornton Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas in 7.5 hours. February in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Cow Bay Beach, Thornton Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Studio 49 Artisan Gallery ©
Studio 49 Artisan Gallery

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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