15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Launceston
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Hobart
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
6
Brisbane
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Melbourne is known for museums, shopping, parks, nightlife, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, take in panoramic vistas at Eureka Skydeck 88, brush up on your military savvy at Shrine of Remembrance, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner .

Bengaluru, India to Melbourne is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Melbourne is 4 hours. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, things will get colder in Melbourne: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums Tours Parks
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Zero Latency ©
Zero Latency
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through City Park, view the masterpieces at Design Centre Tasmania, then identify plant and animal life at Cataract Gorge Reserve, then take in the views from Alexandra Suspension Bridge, and finally do a tasting at The Pinot Shop.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Launceston vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can 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. Traveling from Melbourne in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Launceston, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Hobart.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
City Park ©
City Park
Design Centre Tasmania ©
Design Centre Tasmania

1
night
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 7th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, then admire the natural beauty at Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Cascades Female Factory Historic Site, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hobart travel planning app .

Traveling by car from Launceston to Hobart takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Hobart are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
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Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens

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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.
Sydney is known for nightlife, trails, beaches, parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at The Royal Botanic Garden, take a stroll through Darling Harbour, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, and examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Hobart to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In April, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Hobart - with highs of 26°C and lows of 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

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nights
Gold Coast

Gold Coast ©
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: find something for the whole family at Warner Bros. Movie World, kick back and relax at Surfer's Paradise Beach, and then find something for the whole family at Infinity Attraction.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast tour builder site .

You can fly from Sydney to Gold Coast in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in April, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Theme Parks Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sea World Theme Park ©
Sea World Theme Park
Warner Bros. Movie World
Warner Bros. Movie World
Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach

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nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then let the kids burn off some steam at South Bank Parklands. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, get great views at Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then get your game on at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Brisbane sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You'll set off for home on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
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Highlights from your plan
South Bank Parklands ©
South Bank Parklands
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary ©
Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary
Mount Coot-tha Lookout ©
Mount Coot-tha Lookout

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