15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
4
Darwin
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Hong Kong

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Queen Victoria Building (QVB)for plenty of shopping. Family-friendly places like Bondi Beach and Dolphin & Whale Watching will thrill your kids. Change things up with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge (about 1h 20 min away). And it doesn't end there: see a show at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and browse the exhibits of ATTY Gallery.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney road trip tool .

Hong Kong, China to Sydney is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, subway, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Hong Kong Time (HKT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Hong Kong in June; daily highs in Sydney reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Sydney

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Side Trips

Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, North Head Sanctuary
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
nights
Cairns

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Historic Village Herberton and Michael Seebeck Gallery. Head to Village Gallery and Underart Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Cairns to Palm Cove to see Hartley's Crocodile Adventures about 44 minutes away. Spend the 21st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Sydney to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get a bit warmer in Cairns: highs are around 30°C and lows about 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Historic Village Herberton
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Historic Village Herberton ©
Historic Village Herberton

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Walkatjara Art and Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre. Get outdoors at Uluru and Uluru Hiking Path. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, don't miss a visit to Field of Light, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Cairns in June, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be much colder, around 7°C, while days are little chillier, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Walkatjara Art ©
Walkatjara Art
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta

1
night
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Defence of Darwin Experience, then examine the collection at Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, and then kick back and relax at Mindil Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Fri): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Darwin online tour planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Darwin in 11 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in June, expect Darwin to be much hotter, temps between 36°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

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Mindil Beach ©
Mindil Beach

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