15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Yulara
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
4
Alice Springs
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
6
Sydney
— 2 nights
End: Sydney

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Dolphin & Whale Watching and Coachwood Glen Nature Trail. When in Sydney, make a side trip to see Pulpit Rock Lookout in Blue Mountains National Park, approximately 1h 40 min away. Spend the 30th (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take a stroll through The Rocks, and make a trip to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 66°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Pulpit Rock Lookout, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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 31st (Sat), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, then enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in August; daily highs in Melbourne reach 57°F and lows reach 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Yulara.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Yulara

Yulara ©
Yulara takes its name from the local Aboriginal words for "howling" and "dingoes," which conveys the town's isolated location in the Outback.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. On the next day, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Yulara trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Melbourne to Yulara by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Yulara to be somewhat warmer, temps between 83°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Yulara

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
night
Alice Springs

Alice Springs
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Alice Springs trip maker app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Yulara to Alice Springs in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Alice Springs are 82°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. On the 4th (Wed), you're off toCairns.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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3
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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk. Venture out of the city with trips to Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Palm Cove) and Port Douglas (Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas & Four Mile Beach). Spend the 7th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns road trip site .

You can fly from Alice Springs to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Cairns when traveling from Alice Springs in September, with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Port Douglas, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Nature & Wildlife Tours

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Featherdale Wildlife Park, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney sightseeing website .

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairns in September, with highs in Sydney at 71°F and lows at 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Featherdale Wildlife Park, Shelly Beach
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Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Clovelly Beach ©
Clovelly Beach
Shelly Beach ©
Shelly Beach

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