15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Maputo
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 45​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
+3
shuttle + Fly + foot + bus:  11​h 45​min
5
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  33​h
End: Maputo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Mon): stroll through Bondi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, then admire the landmark architecture of Sydney Opera House, and finally wander the streets of The Rocks.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Sydney tour site .

Maputo, Mozambique to Sydney is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Maputo to Sydney. Traveling from Maputo in September, things will get slightly colder in Sydney: highs are around 25°C and lows about 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi 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 2nd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Trin Warren Tam-boore, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and then explore and take pictures at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip itinerary planning site .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Sydney in October, with highs in Melbourne at 24°C and lows at 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Trin Warren Tam-boore ©
Trin Warren Tam-boore

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, and finally get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find out how to plan a trip to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Melbourne, expect warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

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

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Scuba & Snorkeling. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, head outdoors with Horses in Port, look for gifts at Coffee Works Port Douglas, and see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

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You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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nights
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. Ubirr and Nourlangie Rock will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Maguk Gorge and Cahills Crossing. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Anbangbang Billabong, get great views at Anbangbang Rock Shelter, and explore the activities along Jim Jim Falls.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planning website .

You can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus from Port Douglas to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Maguk Gorge ©
Maguk Gorge
Anbangbang Billabong ©
Anbangbang Billabong

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