15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Shuttle:  26 h
1
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Cairns
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  6 h
3
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
4
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
5
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
6
Perth
— 1 night
Fly:  19 h 45 min
End: London

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Wed): look for gifts at With Sugar, look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef, and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Port Douglas Court House Museum, then meet the residents at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, and finally take some stellar pictures from Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas attractions website.

London, UK to Port Douglas is an approximately 26- hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (Queensland) (AEST), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from London in April, with highs in Port Douglas at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas
Opal Reef ©
Opal Reef

2
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 17th (Fri), take in the exciting artwork at Bones and Jones, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then appreciate the history behind Cairns Cenotaph. On the 18th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Cairns tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Spas
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Spas

3
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, shopping, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Sydney holiday maker app.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in April, things will get a bit cooler in Sydney: highs are around 26°C and lows about 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Neighborhoods Outdoors

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Sydney Harbour Bridge ©
Sydney Harbour Bridge
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Parliament House of Victoria, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, then pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Fitzroy Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, then examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, and then admire the striking features of Royal Exhibition Building.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip maker website.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Sydney in April, things will get little chillier in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
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.
On the 24th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then take in the pleasant sights at Lungkata Walk, and finally go for a walk through Field of Light. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Uluru Hiking Path, then explore the striking landscape at Uluru, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in April; daily highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park reach 34°C and lows reach 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Lungkata Walk ©
Lungkata Walk
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path

1
night
Perth

Perth ©
A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 26th (Sun), walk around Kings Park and Botanic Garden and then steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Perth trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Perth in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) to Australian Western Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April in Perth, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for home on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Perth

Parks Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
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Kings Park and Botanic Garden ©
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
The Perth Mint ©
The Perth Mint

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