15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Katoomba
— 2 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Perth
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Perth
— 3 nights
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Darwin
— 1 night
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Katoomba — 2 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Wentworth Falls Lookout. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, then admire the sheer force of Katoomba Falls, and then admire the sheer force of Katoomba Cascades.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Katoomba trip site.

Sydney to Katoomba is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Katoomba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Perth.
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Perth — 3 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
On the 4th (Sat), make a trip to Winthrop Hall, then look for all kinds of wild species at Point Walter Reserve, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Matilda Bay Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): hike along Jacob's Ladder, then stroll through Mettam's Pool, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trigg Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Floreat Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Perth road trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Perth takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Katoomba to Perth is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Katoomba in February, you will find days in Perth are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Darwin.
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Darwin — 1 night

Outback Capital of the Northern Territory

The smallest of Australia’s state capitals, Darwin has nevertheless become an attractive and important urban center, being simultaneously one of the country’s most modernized cities and a gateway to both the Top End region and South East Asia.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at East Point Reserve, then examine the collection at 1934 Qantas Hangar, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mindil Beach. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Darwin Military Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

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Fly from Perth to Darwin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from Perth to Darwin. Traveling from Perth in February, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Darwin, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Mala Walk and Walpa Gorge. Discover out-of-the-way places like Kuniya Walk and Uluru Astro Tour. Change things up with a short trip to Curtin Springs in Alice Springs (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga, and stroll through Uluru Hiking Path.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park online trip maker.

You can fly from Darwin to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Darwin in February, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Port Douglas.
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Port Douglas — 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Opal Reef and Hook-A-Barra. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Thornton Beach and Four Mile Beach. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, make a trip to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, enjoy the sand and surf at Wonga Beach, and do a tasting at Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery.

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You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in February, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit cooler (36°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Cairns.
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Cairns — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Trinity Beach, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands. On the next day, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, then explore the world behind art at Samurai Gallery Australia, and then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Seastar Cruises Reef Day Trips.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip planner.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In February in Cairns, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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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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