15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h
4
Airlie Beach
— 1 night
+2
ferry + foot + Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Townsville
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Yeppoon
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
8
Bundaberg
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
9
Kingscliff
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

2
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 a sense of the local culture at Darling Harbour and Australian National Maritime Museum. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk and browse the exhibits of Billich Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Sydney. In September in Sydney, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Museums Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Australian National Maritime Museum ©

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 Walkatjara Art and Valley of the Winds. Take a break from the city and head to Kuniya Walk and Uluru Hiking Path. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Sydney in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 4th (Fri), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, get engrossed in the history at Immigration Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria and then explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip planner.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October: highs in Melbourne hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
night
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Melbourne to Airlie Beach by combination of flight and bus takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in Airlie Beach are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are much hotter (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

2
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.
On the 7th (Mon), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, take in the exciting artwork at Village Gallery, and then hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Airlie Beach to Cairns by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. When traveling from Airlie Beach in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Cairns, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Townsville.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Photography Tours

1
night
Townsville

Tucked snugly beneath a steep, craggy mount--known as Castle Hill--the vibrant city of Townsville is as picturesque as its backdrop.
On the 9th (Wed), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Townsville online tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Townsville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Townsville can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Yeppoon.

Things to do in Townsville

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Yeppoon

Yeppoon
Yeppoon is a coastal town and locality in the Shire of Livingstone, Central Queensland, Australia. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): kick back and relax at Farnborough Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Yeppoon route builder site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Townsville to Yeppoon. Traveling from Townsville in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Yeppoon, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Bundaberg.

Things to do in Yeppoon

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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night
Bundaberg

Bundaberg ©
Bundaberg is a city in Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery, then learn about winemaking at Ohana Cider House & Tropical Winery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Woodgate Beach.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bundaberg vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Yeppoon to Bundaberg in 4 hours. When traveling from Yeppoon in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bundaberg: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Kingscliff.

Things to do in Bundaberg

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 10 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Woodgate Beach ©
Woodgate Beach
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery ©
Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery

1
night
Kingscliff

Kingscliff ©
A coastal town that hosts surfers, swimmers, and water-sport enthusiasts, Kingscliff is a wet and wild vacation spot.
On the 12th (Sat), head outdoors with Watersports Guru and then take in the exciting artwork at Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kingscliff holiday site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Bundaberg to Kingscliff. In October, daily temperatures in Kingscliff can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kingscliff

Outdoors Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your plan
Watersports Guru ©
Watersports Guru

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