15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  25​h
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

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.
Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and browse the exhibits of Shrine of Remembrance.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne road trip planning tool .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 25-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Melbourne, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in August, expect Melbourne to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, then get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Walpa Gorge, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then hike along Uluru Hiking Path.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary builder app .

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas (in Port Douglas) and Palm Cove (Hartley's Crocodile Adventures & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 6th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's more to do: get interesting insight from Shaolin Junk Cruises and get out on two wheels at Trail Bike Adventures.

To find out how to plan a trip to Cairns, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in August, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (31°C), and nights are much hotter (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

4
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.
Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Sydney Harbour National Park. There's lots more to do: hike along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Cairns in August; daily highs in Sydney reach 22°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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