15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
1
Melbourne
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Gundagai
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 45​min
3
Coopernook
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly + shuttle:  6​h 45​min
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
7
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  13​h
8
Sandstone
— 1 day
Drive:  25​h
End: Melbourne


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1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 20th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at National Sports Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then examine the collection at HMAS Castlemaine, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Melbourne. In September in Melbourne, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Gundagai.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

1
night
Gundagai

Gundagai ©
Gundagai is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): make a trip to Gundagai Heritage Railway, take an in-depth tour of Gundagai Museum, then appreciate the history behind Anzac Grove War Memorial, and finally pause for some photo ops at Yarri and Jacky Jacky Sculpture.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Gundagai route planner .

Explore your travel options from Melbourne to Gundagai with the Route module. In September, daily temperatures in Gundagai can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Coopernook.

Things to do in Gundagai

Historic Sites Museums
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Yarri and Jacky Jacky Sculpture ©
Yarri and Jacky Jacky Sculpture
Gundagai Museum ©
Gundagai Museum
Gundagai Heritage Railway ©
Gundagai Heritage Railway

1
night
Coopernook

Coopernook ©
Coopernook is a village in mid-north New South Wales, Australia (post code 2426). Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Cattai Wetlands.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coopernook online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gundagai to Coopernook. Traveling from Gundagai in September, things will get a bit warmer in Coopernook: highs are around 26°C and lows about 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Coopernook

Wildlife Parks
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Cattai Wetlands ©
Cattai Wetlands

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, shopping, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and kick back and relax at Clovelly Beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney driving holiday planner.

Getting from Coopernook to Sydney by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Coopernook in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Sydney, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly 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.
On the 27th (Fri), look for gifts at With Sugar, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally get outside with Horses in Port. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, then admire all the interesting features of Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and then get great views at Trinity Bay Lookout.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Port Douglas vacation planner.

Getting from Sydney to Port Douglas by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get a bit warmer in Port Douglas: highs are around 33°C and lows about 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): explore and take pictures at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take a memorable tour with Tours and then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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 1st (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, then get great views at Uluru, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally hike along Kuniya Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed): appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Cairns in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Sandstone.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

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day
Sandstone

Sandstone ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): snap pictures at London Bridge.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Sandstone trip builder website .

Drive from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sandstone in 21.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sandstone is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.
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London Bridge ©
London Bridge

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