15 days in Australia Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Australia tour itinerary planner
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
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Cairns
— 1 night
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Sydney
— 4 nights
Drive
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Katoomba
— 2 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne
— 4 nights
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Port Douglas — 3 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Port Douglas side-trips: Palm Cove (Spas & Palm Cove Beach). Spend the 7th (Sat) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, stop by Coffee Works Port Douglas, trot along with a tour on horseback, and identify plant and animal life at Opal Reef.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Port Douglas tour planner.

Hyderabad, India to Port Douglas is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Hyderabad in January, Port Douglas is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Cairns.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cairns online trip maker.

You can drive from Port Douglas to Cairns in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. January in Cairns sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Sydney.
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Sydney — 4 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, sightseeing, and beaches. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Sydney Opera House, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and stop by The Rocks.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Sydney sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Cairns to Sydney in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In January, Sydney is a bit cooler than Cairns - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Katoomba.
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Katoomba — 2 nights

Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of The National Pass, take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at Everglades House & Gardens, then get great views at Elysian Rock Lookout, and finally don't miss a visit to Gallery Blackheath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Echo Point Lookout, then get great views at The Three Sisters, and then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

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Traveling by car from Sydney to Katoomba takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.
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Melbourne — 4 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 sightseeing, shopping, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Victoria.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online tour itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Katoomba to Melbourne in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in January, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 17°C. On the 19th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
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.
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