15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Start: Miami, Florida
Fly:  23 h 45 min
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  5 h 45 min
3
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Cairns
— 4 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  29 h
End: Miami, Florida

3
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bondi Beach and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Get some cultural insight at Sydney Opera House and The Rocks. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Manly Beach, stroll through Clovelly Beach, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, and take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Sydney trip planner.

Miami, USA to Sydney is an approximately 25- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Miami to Sydney is 15 hours. Traveling from Miami in April, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 73°F and lows about 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bondi to Coogee Walk
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Uluru and Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Valley of the Winds and Mutitjulu Waterhole. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge, stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, get advice or help at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, and hike along Kuniya Walk.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Sydney to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sydney in April, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 58°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 84°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Museums
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga ©
Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef. There's much more to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, identify plant and animal life at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, head outdoors with Horses in Port, and get great views at Flagstaff Hill Lookout.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Port Douglas vacation site.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 6 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in April, Port Douglas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trips

Mossman Gorge Centre, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

4
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Take a break from Cairns with a short trip to Spas in Palm Cove, about 34 minutes away. There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Esplanade Boardwalk and identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Port Douglas to Cairns by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In April, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 85°F, while at night they dip to 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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