15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

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

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 24th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool, then trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, and then enjoy some diversion at Muddy's Playground.

Make your Cairns itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

New Delhi, India to Cairns is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Cairns is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can catcht the bus to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Esplanade Lagoon Pool ©
Esplanade Lagoon Pool

3
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 26th (Thu) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 28th (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, stroll through Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas itinerary builder .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Port Douglas can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can 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
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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 29th (Sun), stroll through Kuniya Walk, take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds, then take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Port Douglas, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, ranging from highs of 42°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel to Torquay.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

1
day
Torquay

Torquay ©
Set against the stark but scenic coastline of the Bass Strait--the body of water separating Victoria and Tasmania--Torquay is a prime location for surfing and beach life in general.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Bells Beach and then take a memorable drive along The Great Ocean Road.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Torquay day trip site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Torquay in 6.5 hours. Another option is to drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Torquay, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Torquay

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Bells Beach ©
Bells 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 1st (Wed): get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Block Arcade, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, and finally don't miss a visit to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne day trip app .

Traveling by car from Torquay to Melbourne takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Eureka Skydeck 88 ©
Eureka Skydeck 88

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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, take a stroll through The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip planner .

Getting from Melbourne to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in January, with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

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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