15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Durban
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
8
Perth
— 1 day
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Durban

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get your game on at Zero Latency, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Exhibition Building.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne journey maker tool .

Durban, South Africa to Melbourne is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) is 8 hours. Traveling from Durban in June, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally examine the collection at Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Sydney Tower Eye Observation Deck, take a stroll through The Rocks, then trek along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then don't miss a visit to Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder .

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 a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in June, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium

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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.
On the 27th (Thu), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach and then get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Gold Coast attractions planning site .

Getting from Sydney to Gold Coast by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. June in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
On the 29th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens and then let little ones run wild at South Bank Parklands.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brisbane trip website .

Getting from Gold Coast to Brisbane by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks
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South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Here are some ideas for day two: take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Brisbane to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Brisbane in June: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground, and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Cairns journey maker tool .

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, daytime highs in Cairns are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): hike along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then admire all the interesting features of Uluru, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park journey maker tool .

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cairns in July, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are little chillier (24°C), and nights are colder (4°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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day
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Swan River and then walk around Kings Park & Botanic Garden.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Perth online sightseeing planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, Perth is a bit warmer at night with lows of 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Perth

Parks Nature
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Swan River ©
Swan River

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