15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  7​h
1
Wilsons Promontory National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cowes
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
4
Eden
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Sydney
— 3 nights
End: Sydney


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3
nights
Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks.
Step off the beaten path and head to Wilsons Promontory National Park and Mt Oberon Summit Walk. Change things up with these side-trips from Wilsons Promontory National Park: Port Albert (Port Albert Maritime Museum & Robertson Beach), Alberton Cemetery (in Alberton) and Pearl Park (in Foster). There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Squeaky Beach and take in the views from Tidal River Footbridge.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Wilsons Promontory National Park holiday planner.

Sydney to Wilsons Promontory National Park is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Cowes.

Things to do in Wilsons Promontory National Park

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Port Albert, Alberton Cemetery, Pearl Park
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Wilsons Promontory National Park ©
Wilsons Promontory National Park
Squeaky Beach ©
Squeaky Beach
Tidal River Footbridge ©
Tidal River Footbridge

2
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Cowes

Cowes ©
Resting on the northern coast of Philip Island, Cowes is sandwiched between a coast and a forest.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): get in on the family fun at A Maze'N Things, then brush up on your military savvy at National Vietnam Veterans Museum, then kick back and relax at Cape Woolamai Beach, and finally step off the mainland to explore Churchill Island. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Phillip Island Wildlife Park, then get engrossed in the history at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Nobbies Centre.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Cowes route website .

You can drive from Wilsons Promontory National Park to Cowes in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Cowes can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cowes

Parks Wildlife Theme Parks

Side Trips

Phillip Island, The Nobbies Centre, Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, National Vietnam Veterans Museum
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Phillip Island Wildlife Park ©
Phillip Island Wildlife Park
National Vietnam Veterans Museum ©
National Vietnam Veterans Museum
A Maze'N Things ©
A Maze'N Things

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Explore hidden gems such as Eastern Beach Reserve and Werribee Open Range Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, make a trip to Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, and admire all the interesting features of Rod Laver Arena.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Melbourne trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Cowes to Melbourne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daytime highs in Melbourne are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Eden.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Eastern Beach Reserve, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Rod Laver Arena ©
Rod Laver Arena
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

3
nights
Eden

Eden ©
Eden is a seaside holiday township and home to the whale-watching cruise.
Step off the beaten path and head to Killer Whale Museum and The Merimbula Boardwalk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eden: Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk (in Tathra), Short Point Recreation Reserve (in Merimbula) and Bega Valley Regional Gallery (in Bega). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Pambula Beach, contemplate the long history of Ben Boyd Tower, examine the collection at Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre, and head outdoors with Imlay Oyster Producers.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Eden vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Melbourne to Eden in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. When traveling from Melbourne in January, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Eden: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Eden

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Merimbula, Pambula Beach, Bega Valley Regional Gallery, Tathra Memorial Gardens Walk, Imlay Oyster Producers
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Cocora Beach ©
Cocora Beach
Killer Whale Museum ©
Killer Whale Museum
Ben Boyd Tower ©
Ben Boyd Tower

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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: wander the streets of The Rocks, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, stroll through Manly Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney vacation planning website .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Eden to Sydney takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. In January, Sydney is somewhat warmer than Eden - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks

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