15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 1 day
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Lord Howe Island
— 1 day
Fly + train:  5​h
4
Leura
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
6
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  9​h 15​min
8
Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h
End: Bengaluru

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cairns planning tool .

Bengaluru, India to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Cairns. In March, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling

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 21st (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the next day, take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In March, daytime highs in Port Douglas are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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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.
On the 23rd (Sat), take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Ned's Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip site .

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Lord Howe Island in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Leura.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

1
night
Leura

Leura ©
Leura is a suburb in the City of Blue Mountains local government area that is located west of the Sydney central business district in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, admire the sheer force of Wentworth Falls, explore the world behind art at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Leura Cascades, and finally take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Leura day trip app .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Lord Howe Island to Leura takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Leura

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Katoomba, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum, The National Pass
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The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum ©
Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©

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 25th (Mon): take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then stroll through Bondi Beach, then kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach, and finally take a stroll through The Rocks. On the 26th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then kick back and relax at Manly Beach, then enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planner .

You can drive from Leura to Sydney in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In March in Sydney, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 27th (Wed), steep yourself in history at St. Patrick's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity College Chapel, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Melbourne holiday builder site .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Melbourne. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the verdant scenery at Valley of the Winds, then explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park planning app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park).

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Field of Light ©
Field of Light

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Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) ©
Jabiru is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. On the 31st (Sun), identify plant and animal life at Yellow Water, then steep yourself in history at Nourlangie Rock, and then identify plant and animal life at Mamukala Billabong. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Mamukala Wetlands, make a trip to Ubirr, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Cahills Crossing.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Jabiru (Kakadu National Park) by combination of flight and bus takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jabiru (Kakadu National Park)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kakadu National Park
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Yellow Water ©
Yellow Water
Ubirr ©
Ubirr
Nourlangie Rock ©
Nourlangie Rock

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