15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  15​h 15​min
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Cairns
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​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.
For shopping fun, head to Sydney Fish Market or Haigh's Chocolates Strand Arcade. Take a break from the city and head to Coogee Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. There's much more to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, stop by Opal Minded, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Queen Victoria Building (QVB).

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Sydney online tour planner .

New Delhi, India to Sydney is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) is 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Sydney: highs are around 32°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Lord Howe Island.

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Coogee Beach ©
Coogee Beach
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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nights
Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Island ©
Bursting out of the Tasman Sea, Lord Howe Island offers stunning scenery and many sandy beaches.
On the 31st (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach and then kick back and relax at Ned's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then trek along Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Lord Howe Island takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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Ned's Beach ©
Ned's Beach
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails ©
Lord Howe Island Walking Trails
Mt Gower ©
Mt Gower

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Head to Melbourne Central and Haigh's Chocolates Collins Streetfor plenty of shopping. Get some cultural insight at Degraves Street and Shrine of Remembrance. There's lots more to do: meet the residents at Melbourne Zoo, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, and steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne tour website .

You can fly from Lord Howe Island to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Melbourne Central ©
Melbourne Central
Old Melbourne Gaol ©
Old Melbourne Gaol
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): hike along Uluru Hiking Path, get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kuniya Walk, and finally explore and take pictures at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, explore the striking landscape at Kata Tjuta, and then get outside with Walpa Gorge.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner.

Fly from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Melbourne in January, with highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park at 43°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cairns.

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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 7th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the next day, relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Palm Cove Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Cairns route planner .

You can fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Cairns in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January, expect nights in Cairns to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Parks

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

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