15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  21​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  7​h 30​min
5
Port Douglas
— 1 night
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Cairns
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): trek along Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip tool .

New Delhi, India to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in February, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be somewhat warmer, around 25°C, while days are warmer, around 43°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

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

2
nights
Melbourne

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, make a trip to Royal Exhibition Building, tour the water at your own pace with Melbourne Boat Hire, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Melbourne trip builder website .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February; daily highs in Melbourne reach 32°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Outdoors Tours
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Balloon Rides
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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: kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, meet the residents at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through The Rocks, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Sydney vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in February, with lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Lord Howe Island.

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
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): learn more about the world around you at Lord Howe Island Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. On your second day here, trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails, then take in the dramatic natural features at Ball's Pyramid, and then take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island day trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Lord Howe Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lagoon Beach ©
Lagoon Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails

1
night
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 16th (Sat): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by With Sugar, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally view the masterpieces at Des Spencer Galleries.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip itinerary site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lord Howe Island to Port Douglas takes 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Cairns.

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

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.
On the 18th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns road trip planning app .

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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