15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

London
Fly:  24​h
Sydney
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Hobart
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Melbourne
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Adelaide
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 45​min
London

4
days
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Bondi Beach and Manly Beach. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through The Rocks, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, and stroll through Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney visit planner .

London, UK to Sydney is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales), which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Sydney to be warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Manly Beach
Manly Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, see the interesting displays at Mona, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, then get a taste of the local shopping with Salamanca Market, then contemplate the long history of Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Mount Wellington.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hobart trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Sydney to Hobart in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Hobart to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Hobart

#Museums, #Parks, #Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Mona, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mona ©
Mona
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery ©
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

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.
Attractions like Melbourne Zoo and Eureka Skydeck 88 make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Melbourne to Werribee to see Werribee Open Range Zoo about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, make a trip to Shrine of Remembrance, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Melbourne itinerary builder app .

Fly from Hobart to Melbourne in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. While traveling from Hobart, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

1
day
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 3rd (Thu): trek along Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then get engrossed in the history at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip website .

Getting from Melbourne to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Melbourne in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park: highs are around 43°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre
Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre

1
day
Adelaide

Adelaide
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at South Australian Museum, meet the residents at Adelaide Zoo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Adelaide Botanic Garden.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide travel route planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Adelaide in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in January; daily highs in Adelaide reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Adelaide

#Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums, #Outdoors
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Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Zoo ©
Adelaide Zoo
South Australian Museum ©
South Australian Museum

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