15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  32​h
1
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 1 day
6
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  30​h
End: Newark

1
day
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 18th (Thu): stroll through Lagoon Beach and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

To see photos and tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island trip planner .

Newark, USA to Lord Howe Island is an approximately 32-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Newark to Lord Howe Island due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's 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.
You've now added Sydney Seaplanes to your itinerary. You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Darling Harbour. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coogee Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Clovelly, and hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney travel route builder tool .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Sydney are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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Outdoors Tours Parks

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Sydney Seaplanes
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour
Darling Harbour

3
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea All Dolphin Swims, Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours and Helicopter Tours. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, take a stroll through Melbourne Central, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip planner.

Fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect Melbourne to be little chillier, temps between 68°F and 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trip

Sea All Dolphin Swims
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours ©
Echidna Walkabout - Day Tours

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uluru and Kuniya Walk. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 84°F and lows reach 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

1
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip itinerary app .

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns tour planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 85°F in April, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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