15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  26​h
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Ventnor
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  26​h
End: Manchester

4
days
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
On the 13th (Wed), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the striking features of Shrine of Remembrance, stroll through Melbourne Zoo, and contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool .

Manchester, UK to Melbourne is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Manchester to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Manchester in February, with highs in Melbourne at 32°C and lows at 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Launceston.

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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria

1
day
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve, look for gifts at Gourlay's Sweet Shop, then get a taste of the local shopping with Design Centre Tasmania, and finally stroll through City Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Launceston online trip builder .

Fly from Melbourne to Launceston in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. In February, Launceston is little chillier than Melbourne - with highs of 28°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car to Hobart.

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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

2
days
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
On the 15th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, examine the collection at Mona, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellerive Beach, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge your taste buds at The Wicked Cheese Co., then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, and finally step off the mainland to explore Macquarie Island.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Hobart trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Launceston to Hobart by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. February in Hobart sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ventnor.

Things to do in Hobart

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Bellerive Beach, The Wicked Cheese Co., Macquarie Island, Mona
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Mona ©
Mona

2
days
Ventnor

Ventnor ©
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): putt your heart out at Grumpys Crazy Golf, find something for the whole family at A Maze'N Things, head off the coast to Phillip Island Nature Parks - Koala Conservation Centre, then step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Cape Woolamai Beach. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre, and then head outdoors with The Nobbies.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Ventnor online trip itinerary builder .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hobart to Ventnor. Traveling from Hobart in February, you will find days in Ventnor are a bit warmer (30°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Ventnor

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Side Trips

Cowes, Phillip Island, The Nobbies Centre
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The Nobbies Centre ©
The Nobbies Centre
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things
Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park

3
days
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.
Spend the 19th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Spend the 20th (Wed) spotting exotic species with a safari tour. The adventure continues: relax in the rural setting at Hartley's Crocodile Adventures, tour the water at your own pace with Shaolin Junk Cruises, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Wildlife Habitat Port Douglas.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Ventnor to Port Douglas. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ventnor in February, with highs in Port Douglas at 36°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Side Trips

Shaolin Junk Cruises, Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
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Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

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