15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  27​h
1
Cairns
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
4
Katherine
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Broome
— 3 nights
Fly:  35​h
End: Atlanta

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.
On the 14th (Sun), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairns itinerary planner.

Atlanta, USA to Cairns is an approximately 27-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Atlanta to Cairns, you'll lose 15 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Atlanta in July, with highs in Cairns at 79°F and lows at 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Balloon Rides

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 16th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, trot along with a tour on horseback, and then identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Port Douglas trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Cairns to Port Douglas takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Horseback Riding Tours
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then take an unforgettable tour with a helicopter tour. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 69°F to lows of 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Helicopter Tours
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

1
day
Katherine

Katherine ©
Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 20th (Sat), take in the natural beauty of Katherine Hot Springs, get interesting insight from Tours, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Katherine Gorge.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Katherine journey planning website .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Katherine in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In July, Katherine is somewhat warmer than Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - with highs of 87°F and lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Katherine Hot Springs ©
Katherine Hot Springs
Helicopter Tours
Katherine Gorge ©
Katherine Gorge

2
nights
Darwin

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
On the 21st (Sun), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience, then identify plant and animal life at East Point Reserve, and then cool off at Wave Lagoon.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Darwin holiday website .

You can drive from Katherine to Darwin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Katherine in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Darwin, with lows of 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
East Point Reserve ©
East Point Reserve
Defence of Darwin Experience ©
Defence of Darwin Experience

3
nights
Broome

Broome ©
A relaxed town of tree-shaded streets and scenic coastal stretches, Broome gained renown as a center of the pearling industry in the late 19th century.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Dolphin & Whale Watching and Gantheaume Point. Spend the 24th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Broome Historical Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Cable Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park and Animal Refuge.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Broome sightseeing planning app .

You can fly from Darwin to Broome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Darwin in July since evenings lows in Broome dip to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Broome

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Broome Historical Museum ©
Broome Historical Museum
Dolphin & Whale Watching
Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach

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