15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15 h
1
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
2
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

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.
Attractions like Bondi to Coogee Walk and Bondi Beach make great kid-friendly stops. And it doesn't end there: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney route planning app.

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Sydney due to the time zone difference. In December, Sydney is a bit warmer than New Delhi - with highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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 to Coogee Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Royal Botanic Gardens and Eureka Skydeck. Take a break from Melbourne with a short trip to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee, about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, get interesting insight from Tours, and take in panoramic vistas at Melbourne Star Observation Wheel.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne online tour builder.

You can fly from Sydney to Melbourne in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Sydney in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Melbourne, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Tours

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
Highlights from your plan
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens

2
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.
On the 2nd (Thu), hike along Kuniya Walk, thencontemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, thendon't miss a visit to Uluru, and finally stroll through Uluru Hiking Path. On the next day, take in the dramatic natural features at Walpa Gorge and then appreciate the views at Valley of the Winds.

For maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park holiday app.

You can fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in January: high temperatures in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 43°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Valley of the Winds ©
Valley of the Winds
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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 4th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then stop by With Sugar. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas, and then explore the gorgeous colors at Opal Reef.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip maker tool.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: 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 January, you will find days in Port Douglas are little chillier (37°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife Parks Tours

Side Trip

Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then identify plant and animal life at The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Palm Cove Beach, thenkick back and relax at Trinity Beach, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip website.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Trinity Beach, Palm Cove Beach, Cairns Kart Hire Track, The Jack Barnes Bicentennial Mangrove Boardwalk
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach
Nature & Wildlife Tours

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