15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia vacation planner

Make it your trip
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Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly
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Orange
— 3 nights
Fly
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Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly
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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Port Douglas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cairns
— 1 night
Fly

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Sydney

— 2 nights

The Harbour City

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, shopping, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Sydney road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Sydney. In July, daytime highs in Sydney are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Orange.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 15:

Orange

— 3 nights
Orange is a city in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. Get out of town with these interesting Orange side-trips: Wallerawang (Lake Wallace & Old Wallerawang Station) and Oberon (Coopers Antiques & The Oberon Common). There's more to do: learn about winemaking at Word of Mouth.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Orange itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Orange takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Orange hover around 16°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Melbourne.

Things to do in Orange

Wineries · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

Melbourne

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne route app.

Fly from Orange to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Melbourne when traveling from Orange in July, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

— 3 nights
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 trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, contemplate the waterfront views at Mutitjulu Waterhole, go for a walk through Lungkata Walk, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta / Mount Olga.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip builder tool.

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

Port Douglas

— 2 nights
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 25th (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Four Mile Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Keep things going the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas holiday builder tool.

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 0.5 hours traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Port Douglas. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in July, you will find days in Port Douglas are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are warmer (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 26:

Cairns

— 1 night

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

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 27th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Cairns online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 26 — 27:
Highlights from your trip

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.