15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly + shuttle:  30​h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  25​h
End: Toronto

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.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. Step out of Port Douglas with an excursion to Palm Cove Beach in Palm Cove--about 42 minutes away. Spend the 19th (Tue) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at With Sugar.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas road trip website .

Toronto, Canada to Port Douglas is an approximately 30-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of flight, car, and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Toronto to Port Douglas, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Toronto in February, expect Port Douglas to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

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

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.
On the 21st (Thu), trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally trek along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and finally head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to 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

1
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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): get a taste of the local shopping with The White Room Interiors and then take a stroll through Melbourne Central. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then stop by Lightning Ridge Opal Mines, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne travel route site .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Tours Shopping Neighborhoods
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire

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 25th (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Tue): hike along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then explore the striking landscape at Ball's Pyramid, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Lord Howe Island itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Lord Howe Island takes 5.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

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.
Head to Sydney Fish Market and Brett Whiteley Studiofor plenty of shopping. Visit Manly Beach and Clovelly for some beach relaxation. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, shop like a local with Queen Victoria Building (QVB), and see a show at Sydney Opera House.

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Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. In February in Sydney, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 2nd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour

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