15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Hanoi
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Hanoi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trinity Beach, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns day trip planning site .

Hanoi, Vietnam to Cairns is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Indochina Time (ICT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 3 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach

3
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Daintree Rainforest - Cooper Creek Wilderness. Escape the urban bustle at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas. It doesn't end there: learn about winemaking at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery and stop by With Sugar.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Douglas visit planner .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. August in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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 in touch with nature at Kuniya Walk and Uluru Hiking Path. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, and take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk.

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

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Port Douglas in August, plan for slightly colder days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 27°C, while nights are cooler with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

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

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Family-friendly places like Coogee Beach and Sea Life Sydney Aquarium will thrill your kids. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Shelly Beach in Manly, approximately 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, take in panoramic vistas at Sydney Tower Eye and Skywalk, and stop by Volle Jewellery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August: highs in Sydney hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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