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 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  10​h
6
Exmouth
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  25​h
End: Bengaluru

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 6th (Sat): take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some photo ops at Cairns Cenotaph, then enjoy some diversion at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then take a leisurely stroll along The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, and finally trek along Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Cairns trip maker app .

Bengaluru, India to Cairns is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Bengaluru to Cairns, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bengaluru in April: highs in Cairns hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

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 8th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas journey builder website .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. In April in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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.
On the 10th (Wed), explore the galleries of Walkatjara Art, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then trek along Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi Beach, take a stroll through The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip site .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Sydney, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, then tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, and finally get your game on at Zero Latency.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel planner.

Getting from Sydney to Melbourne by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in April; daily highs in Melbourne reach 23°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Exmouth.

Things to do in Melbourne

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

1
day
Exmouth

Exmouth is a town on the tip of the North West Cape in Western Australia. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Ningaloo Reef and then have unforgettable encounters with a shark diving experience.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Exmouth trip maker site .

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Exmouth takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Exmouth due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in April, you will find days in Exmouth are much hotter (38°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Exmouth

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ningaloo Reef
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Shark Diving
Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

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