15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + shuttle:  26​h
1
Port Douglas
— 1 night
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
5
Brisbane
— 1 night
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Wed): experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then choose your vessel at Shaolin Junk Cruises.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip builder app .

Manchester, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. In September, Port Douglas is somewhat warmer than Manchester - with highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, Shaolin Junk Cruises
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

2
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 outdoors at Walkatjara Art and Kata Tjuta. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker site .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Do your shopping at Melbourne Central and Lightning Ridge Opal Mines. The adventure continues: shop like a local with The White Room Interiors, browse the different shops at Southgate Melbourne, browse the eclectic array of goods at South Melbourne Market, and get some fabulous bargains at DFO South Wharf.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planning tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect colder weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September: highs in Melbourne hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Shopping Parks Tours
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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
The White Room Interiors ©
The White Room Interiors

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Birkenhead Point Brand Outletfor some retail therapy. Visit Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach for some beach relaxation. There's still lots to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, kick back and relax at Manly Beach, and shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Sydney trip app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Melbourne in September, expect Sydney to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

1
night
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Moffat Beach, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, and then take in nature's colorful creations at City Botanic Gardens.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Moffat Beach
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
City Botanic Gardens ©
City Botanic Gardens

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