15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Sydney
— 2 nights
2
Bondi
— 2 nights
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
4
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
5
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
6
Cairns
— 2 nights

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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, beaches, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, and admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sydney trip planner.

Chicago, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Sydney, you'll lose 16 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in October, with highs in Sydney at 76°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bondi.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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Bondi

Bondi ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take some stellar pictures from North Bondi Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Sam Fiszman Park, then trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk, then appreciate the history behind Black Sunday monument, and finally stroll through Tamarama Beach. On your second day here, tee off at Bondi Golf & Diggers Club LTD, stop by Aquabumps, and then browse the different shops at Westfield Bondi Junction.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bondi sightseeing site.

Bondi is just a stone's throw from Sydney. In October, daytime highs in Bondi are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Bondi

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Bondi to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Tamarama Beach ©
Tamarama Beach
Black Sunday monument ©
Black Sunday monument

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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 23rd (Sat), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, then take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck, and finally admire the natural beauty at Fitzroy Gardens. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Melbourne Zoo, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then get your game on at Viri VR.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Bondi to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bondi in October; daily highs in Melbourne reach 69°F and lows reach 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, then explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga and then explore the striking landscape at Walpa Gorge.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park travel planner.

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. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for warmer days and a bit warmer nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: temperatures range from 91°F by day to 60°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Uluru ©
Uluru
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga

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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.
On the 27th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then explore the galleries of Ngarru Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at With Sugar, then get to know the resident critters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas trip maker.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 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. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in October, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit cooler (85°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (68°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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

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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 29th (Fri): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Blue Sky Brewery, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then walk around Anzac Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns journey builder.

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Esplanade Boardwalk ©
Esplanade Boardwalk
Blue Sky Brewery ©
Blue Sky Brewery

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