15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Missoula
Fly:  29​h
1
Brighton
— 1 day
bus + Fly:  8​h 30​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + ferry:  6​h
5
Airlie Beach
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
6
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
7
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Missoula

1
day
Brighton

Brighton ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then get curious at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then take in the views from Richmond Bridge, and finally identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Brighton tour builder website .

Missoula, USA to Brighton is an approximately 29-hour flight. You'll lose 17 hours traveling from Missoula to Brighton due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Missoula in February, expect Brighton to be warmer, temps between 73°F and 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Brighton

#Parks, #Childrens Museums, #Museums

Side Trips

Hobart, Richmond Bridge
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, explore and take pictures at Uluru, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Walpa Gorge, take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then trek along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Brighton to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 8.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Brighton in February, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are much hotter (98°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (71°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Cairns holiday site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February: highs in Cairns hover around 88°F, while lows dip to 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

2
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.
On the 7th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In February, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 88°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach journey planning site .

Getting from Port Douglas to Airlie Beach by combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

#Wildlife, #Outdoors, #Tours
Find places to stay Feb 8 — 9:
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 10th (Sun), trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then kick back and relax at Lagoon Beach, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Mon): examine the collection at Lord Howe Island Museum, then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Planning Lord Howe Island trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Lord Howe Island takes 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 9 — 11:
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. There's lots more to do: stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Sydney travel route builder tool .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Sydney in 3.5 hours. In February, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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