15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Casper
Fly:  30​h
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 2 nights
shuttle + Fly:  7​h 15​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Casper

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nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum will thrill your kids. Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, choose your vessel at Melbourne Boat Hire, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne trip itinerary app .

Casper, USA to Melbourne is an approximately 30-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Casper to Melbourne is 17 hours. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from Casper in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 78°F and lows reach 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Boat Hire ©
Melbourne Boat Hire
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then take in the dramatic natural features at Kata Tjuta, and then head outdoors with Walpa Gorge.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park day trip site .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. In December, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 97°F and lows of 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Cairns trip planner.

Getting from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cairns, ranging from highs of 88°F to lows of 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Adventure

Side Trip

Palm Cove
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Port Douglas trip planner.

You can drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. In December in Port Douglas, expect temperatures between 88°F during the day and 73°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Tours, #Wildlife, #Outdoors
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. There's much more to do: trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Sydney in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Port Douglas in December, expect Sydney to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 65°F. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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