15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  6​h 15​min
Airlie Beach
— 4 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
Lord Howe Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
End: Melbourne

4
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Take a break from the city and head to Speed Boats Tours and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Airlie Beach Lagoon, explore the activities along Heart Reef, do sightseeing your way with Cumberland Charter Yachts, and look for gifts at Beach Book Boutique.

To see traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip builder app .

Melbourne to Airlie Beach is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Melbourne in December: highs in Airlie Beach hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Lord Howe Island.

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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon

2
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 5th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Lagoon Beach, then get a new perspective on nature at Lord Howe Island Museum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ned's Beach. On your second day here, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mt Gower and then stroll through Lord Howe Island Walking Trails.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Lord Howe Island tour itinerary planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Airlie Beach to Lord Howe Island takes 7 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to travel to Sydney.

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

4
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Manly Beach and Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bondi Beach and Clovelly. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through The Rocks, kick back and relax at Coogee Beach, see a show at Sydney Opera House, and don't miss a visit to Sydney Harbour Bridge.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney day trip app .

Getting from Lord Howe Island to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Sydney are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
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The Rocks
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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Melbourne

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The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Shrine of Remembrance and Scots Church. National Gallery of Victoria and Degraves Street are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to The Great Ocean Road in Torquay--about 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at St. Kilda Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Melbourne Zoo, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Melbourne travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Melbourne International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

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St. Kilda Beach
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St. Kilda Beach
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Shrine of Remembrance
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National Gallery of Victoria

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