15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cairns
— 2 nights
2
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
4
Blackheath
— 1 night
5
Sydney
— 2 nights
6
Melbourne
— 1 night
7
Kangaroo Island
— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Palm Cove Beach.

Make your Cairns itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Manchester, UK to Cairns is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Manchester to Cairns, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Manchester in June: high temperatures in Cairns hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Palm Cove
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk

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 20th (Sun): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Ngarru Gallery, stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and finally identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas ©
Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas

3
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.
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is known for nature, museums, and outdoors. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore and take pictures at Uluru, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and get your bearings at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Traveling from Port Douglas in June, you will find days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park are a bit cooler (°C), and nights are cooler (°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Blackheath.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Uluru Hiking Path ©
Uluru Hiking Path
Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

1
night
Blackheath

Blackheath ©
Located near the highest point of the Blue Mountains, Blackheath offers panoramic views of the surrounding area.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from The Three Sisters, make a trip to Street Art Walk - by Street Art Murals Australia, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades Historic House and Gardens, thenget great views at Govetts Leap, thendon't miss a visit to Day FIne Art, and finally don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Blackheath trip itinerary maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Blackheath. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Blackheath can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Sydney.

Things to do in Blackheath

Parks

Side Trips

Katoomba, Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Everglades Historic House and Gardens ©
Everglades Historic House and Gardens
Gallery Blackheath ©
Gallery Blackheath

2
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.
On the 26th (Sat), stroll through Bondi to Coogee Walk, thencatch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then wander the streets of Darling Harbour. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, thenvisit The Rocks, thensnap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sydney vacation planner.

You can drive from Blackheath to Sydney in 2 hours. Traveling from Blackheath in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Sydney, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk

1
night
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 28th (Mon), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building, thenadmire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Melbourne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Melbourne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Melbourne at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Royal Exhibition Building ©
Royal Exhibition Building

1
night
Kangaroo Island

Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see Off-Road Tours and then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Kangaroo Island Spirits.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island travel route planner.

Getting from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST), which is usually a -0.5 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Kangaroo Island Spirits ©
Kangaroo Island Spirits

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