15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  8​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Stockholm


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.
Relax by the water at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. Head to Sydney Fish Market and The Rocks Marketsfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Sydney trip builder app .

Stockholm, Sweden to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Stockholm to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Stockholm in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Gold Coast.

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

2
nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
On the 30th (Sun), browse the different shops at Robina Town Shopping Centre, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burleigh Head National Park, then kick back and relax at Burleigh Heads Beach, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Surfer's Paradise Beach.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Gold Coast online trip maker .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sydney to Gold Coast. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Mon) before leaving for Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Burleigh Heads Beach ©
Burleigh Heads Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Surfer's Paradise Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

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 1st (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, get all the information you need at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then trek along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gold Coast to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Traveling from Gold Coast in December, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit warmer (42°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
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.
On the 2nd (Wed), kick back and relax at Four Mile Beach. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, plan for little chillier days in Port Douglas, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Four Mile Beach ©
Four Mile Beach

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.
On the 5th (Sat), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, take a stroll around Tanks Arts Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, and then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures.

Plan trip to Cairns with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Adventure

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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