15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Atlanta
Fly:  29​h
1
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 30​min
2
Broome
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Darwin
— 2 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Atlanta

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 14th (Sun): get outside with Walpa Gorge and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Red Desert Reptiles, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uluru Hiking Path, then explore and take pictures at Uluru, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel route planner.

Atlanta, USA to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 29-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Atlanta to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is 14 hours. Traveling from Atlanta in July, things will get much colder in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 69°F and lows about 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Broome.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Red Desert Reptiles
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Walpa Gorge ©
Walpa Gorge

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): make a trip to Gantheaume Point and then stroll through Cable Beach. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Broome trip builder tool .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Broome in 13.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Broome. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July: high temperatures in Broome hover around 86°F and lows are around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Darwin.

Things to do in Broome

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Cable Beach ©
Cable Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Gantheaume Point ©
Gantheaume Point

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Darwin Aviation Museum and Big Buoy Water Park. Spend the 18th (Thu) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, cool off at Wave Lagoon, and examine the collection at Defence of Darwin Experience.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Darwin road trip tool .

Fly from Broome to Darwin in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Broome in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 67°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Big Buoy Water Park ©
Big Buoy Water Park
Berry Springs Nature Park ©
Berry Springs Nature Park

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.
Spend the 21st (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge, and see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Darwin to Port Douglas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Darwin in July, expect nights in Port Douglas to be about the same, around 64°F, while days are little chillier, around 78°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mossman Gorge
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Mossman Gorge ©
Mossman Gorge

3
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 24th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then let little ones run wild at Muddy's Playground.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. July in Cairns sees daily highs of 79°F and lows of 64°F at night. You'll set off for home on the 26th (Fri).

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary ©
Australian Butterfly Sanctuary
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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