15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
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Melbourne
— 2 nights
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Sydney
— 3 nights
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Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
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Cairns
— 2 nights
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park — 2 nights

Please note that visitors are no longer allowed to trek up Uluru.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Mala Walk, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, then stroll through Kuniya Walk, and finally explore the striking landscape at Uluru. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, head outdoors with Uluru Astro Tour, and then go for a walk through Field of Light.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park itinerary builder tool.

Singapore, Singapore to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 42°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Melbourne.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally don't miss a visit to Flinders Street Station. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, then take in nature's colorful creations at Melbourne Zoo, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Melbourne in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 0.5 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Sydney.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums · Fun & Games
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Sydney — 3 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 beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, take a stroll through The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and take in the pleasant sights at The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sydney when traveling from Melbourne in December, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Lord Howe Island.
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Lord Howe Island — 2 nights

Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 9th (Fri), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then stroll through Lagoon Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Mt Gower, then see the interesting displays at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lord Howe Island trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Lord Howe Island. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly 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 11th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Cairns day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Lord Howe Island to Cairns takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Lord Howe Island to Cairns, you'll gain 0.5 hours due to the time zone difference. December in Cairns sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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.
Spend the 13th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, don't miss a visit to St Mary’s by The Sea chapel, explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas journey tool.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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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