15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia journey planner

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Sydney
— 4 nights
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 1 night
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Cairns
— 1 night
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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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and kick back and relax at Bondi Beach.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Vienna, Austria to Sydney is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 9 hour difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Vienna in March; daily highs in Sydney reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

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Find places to stay Mar 4 — 8:

Melbourne

— 3 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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, and take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in March, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Melbourne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 8 — 11:

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, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, take in the pleasant sights at Field of Light, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip site.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in March, things will get a bit warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 41°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 14:

Port Douglas

— 1 night
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 15th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then see the vivid underwater world at Opal Reef.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Port Douglas, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 14 — 15:

Cairns

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Cairns attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 16:
Highlights from your trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
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.