15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  23​h
1
Sydney
— Few hours
Fly:  4​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Chicago

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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.
On the 20th (Sat), get interesting insight from Tours and then see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip itinerary site .

Chicago, USA to Sydney is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Chicago to Sydney is 16 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Chicago in October, with highs in Sydney at 76°F and lows at 59°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Wildlife
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Speed Boats Tours

3
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Step off the beaten path and head to Catseye Beach and Jetryder. Get outdoors at Hamilton Island Golf Club and Wild life Hamilton Island. There's much more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, get your game on at Sports Club, explore and take pictures at Go-Kart Racing Track, and perfect your strike at Hamilton Island Bowling Alley.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Hamilton Island road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Hamilton Island takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in October, Hamilton Island is a bit warmer at night with lows of 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Wild life Hamilton Island ©
Wild life Hamilton Island
Spas & Wellness

2
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, explore the galleries of Shrine of Remembrance, then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Paul's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum and then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Melbourne tour planner .

Traveling by flight from Hamilton Island to Melbourne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train; or do a combination of ferry, car, bus, and train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hamilton Island in October: highs in Melbourne hover around 69°F, while lows dip to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Museums, #Tours, #Historic Sites
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National Gallery of Victoria ©
National Gallery of Victoria
Shrine of Remembrance ©
Shrine of Remembrance
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

2
nights
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 26th (Fri), kick back and relax at Seven Mile Beach, learn about winemaking at Puddleduck Vineyard, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Hobart online road trip planner .

You can fly from Melbourne to Hobart in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Melbourne, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Hobart, ranging from highs of 64°F to lows of 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

#Outdoors, #Wildlife, #Tours

Side Trips

Seven Mile Beach, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Puddleduck Vineyard
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Puddleduck Vineyard ©
Puddleduck Vineyard

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wentworth Falls and Shelly Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sydney: Pulpit Rock Lookout (in Blue Mountains National Park), Logan Brae Orchard (in Blackheath) and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours (in Katoomba). See some other sides of Sydney: get to know the fascinating history of The Rocks, take a peaceful walk through Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, enjoy the sand and surf at Manly Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Camp Cove.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Sydney attractions planning site .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Hobart in October, with highs in Sydney at 76°F and lows at 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trips

Katoomba, Coachwood Glen Nature Trail, Logan Brae Orchard, Pulpit Rock Lookout, Shelly Beach
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk

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