15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 45​min
2
Airlie Beach
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h
3
Brisbane
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + ferry + Drive:  7​h 45​min
4
Fraser Island
— 2 nights
+3
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly:  14​h
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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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: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder website .

If you are flying in from France, the closest major airport is Sydney Kingsford Smith International Airport. In August in Sydney, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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

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Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Keep things going the next day: add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Airlie Beach takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In August, Airlie Beach is a bit warmer than Sydney - with highs of 26°C and lows of 21°C. You'll set off for Fraser Island on the 9th (Fri).

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Brisbane

Brisbane
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at City Botanic Gardens. On your second day here, explore the activities along The Brisbane River and then find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Brisbane travel planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Brisbane in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Brisbane when traveling from Airlie Beach in August, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Brisbane

Theme Parks Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworld ©
Dreamworld
The Brisbane River ©
The Brisbane River

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Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Seventy-Five Mile Beach and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Eli Creek and then explore the activities along Lake Wabby.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Fraser Island trip site .

Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Brisbane to Fraser Island takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, car, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and car. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 14th (Wed), you'll travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks Nature Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Eli Creek ©
Eli Creek
Seventy-Five Mile Beach ©
Seventy-Five Mile Beach

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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.
You've now added Kata Tjuta to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): get outside with Walpa Gorge, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally admire all the interesting features of Uluru.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park attractions planning website .

Getting from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. On the 25th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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