15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 3 nights
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Sydney — 4 nights

The Harbour City

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, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney online visit planner.

Amritsar, India to Sydney is an approximately 19-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Amritsar to Sydney. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Amritsar in August: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 22°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can fly to Melbourne.
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Find places to stay Aug 27 — 31:

Melbourne — 2 nights

Australia's Garden City

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 (Thu): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, and then make a trip to Block Arcade. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and then admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens.

To find reviews and tourist information, go to the Melbourne travel planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in August: high temperatures in Melbourne hover around 16°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 3 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.

Located right in the center of Australia, the national park boasts perhaps the country's most iconic natural symbol and a sacred place for the region's indigenous people--as well as Kata Tjuta, a collection of 36 red rocks forming an equally distinctive sight.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Uluru, get a dose of the wild on Uluru Astro Tour, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. In September, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is somewhat warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 33°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Tue), do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery, then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Port Douglas trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Port Douglas. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cairns.
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Cairns — 3 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 8th (Thu): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On your second day here, trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns day trip planner.

Drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. September in Cairns sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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