15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Cairns
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach, stroll through Trinity Beach, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online itinerary planner .

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST) is 4 hours. Expect colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in June: highs in Cairns hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove Beach, Trinity Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Trinity Beach ©
Trinity Beach
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In June, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

1
day
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island tour planner .

Getting from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

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

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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly Beach. The adventure continues: take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the exciting artwork at Jason Ree, and enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Sydney takes 3.5 hours. June in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, and then don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne day trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In June, Melbourne is a bit cooler than Sydney - with highs of 16°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, outdoors, trails, and classes. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, get outside with Walpa Gorge, don't miss a visit to Uluru, and take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Field of Light ©
Field of Light
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

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