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
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
4
Cairns
— 2 nights
5
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Sydney

3
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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: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney itinerary maker tool .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In February, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
The Royal Botanic Garden ©
The Royal Botanic Garden

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Melbourne

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, get a sense of history and politics at Parliament House of Victoria, explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria, and meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne online holiday planner .

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Sydney in February, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): trek along Kuniya Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then don't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In February, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 43°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

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

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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.
Spend the 19th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the waterfront at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk, appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph, and have fun at Esplanade Lagoon Pool.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Cairns trip builder .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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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 22nd (Fri) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 23rd (Sat) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. There's still lots to do: experience rural life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and stop by With Sugar.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Port Douglas trip planning website .

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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