15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Port Douglas
— 4 nights
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
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Alice Springs
— 2 nights
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Katherine
— 2 nights
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Darwin
— 3 nights
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Safaris and Opal Reef. Get a sense of the local culture at Brett's Outback Tasting Adventures and Shannonvale Tropical Fruit Winery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Port Douglas: Palm Cove Beach (in Palm Cove) and Trinity Beach (in Trinity Beach). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Mossman Gorge Centre, take a memorable tour with Tours, see the vivid underwater world at Agincourt Reef, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas itinerary planning tool.

Bengaluru, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Port Douglas is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in July, expect Port Douglas to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

3
nights
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Uluru and Mutitjulu Waterhole. Mala Walk and Walpa Gorge are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Kuniya Walk, trek along Uluru Hiking Path, take an in-depth tour of Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and go for a walk through Lungkata Walk.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is minus 0.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Port Douglas in August: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Alice Springs.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

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Alice Springs

The Heart of Central Australia

Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Royal Flying Doctor Service Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Alice Springs Desert Park. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historical Reserve, examine the collection at Alice Springs School of the Air Experience, and then take some stellar pictures from Anzac Hill.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Alice Springs trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Alice Springs in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel to Katherine.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

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Katherine

Katherine is a town in Northern Territory, Australia. On the 10th (Tue), explore and take pictures at Katherine Outback Experience and then take in the dramatic scenery at Edith Falls. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Nitmiluk (Katherine) Gorge, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Katherine Hot Springs, and finally paddle through the water with Gecko Canoeing & Trekking.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Katherine route planner.

Fly from Alice Springs to Katherine in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Alice Springs in August: high temperatures in Katherine hover around 38°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Darwin.

Things to do in Katherine

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Darwin

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.
You'll explore and learn at RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility and Defence of Darwin Experience. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mason Gallery and Darwin Aviation Museum. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Crocosaurus Cove, take in the dramatic natural features at Berry Springs Nature Park, cast your line with a fishing tour, and cool off at Wave Lagoon.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Darwin trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Katherine to Darwin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Darwin when traveling from Katherine in August, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Darwin

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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.