15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  25​h
1
Adelaide
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Werribee
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Albury
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Canberra
— 1 night
+2
Fly + train + ferry:  3​h
5
Manly
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Blue Mountains National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Pokolbin
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
8
Port Macquarie
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
9
Coffs Harbour
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
10
Gold Coast
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Brisbane
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Lisbon

1
night
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 22nd (Mon): awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Adelaide trip itinerary planning website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Adelaide is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time (WET) to Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) is 9 hours. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in July: highs in Adelaide hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Werribee.

Things to do in Adelaide

Tours
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Wine Tours & Tastings

1
night
Werribee

Werribee ©
Werribee is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 32 km south-west of Melbourne's Central Business District, located within the City of Wyndham local government area. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Scienceworks and then meet the residents at Werribee Open Range Zoo.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Werribee road trip planning site .

You can fly from Adelaide to Werribee in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Werribee can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Albury.

Things to do in Werribee

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Scienceworks
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Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Scienceworks ©
Scienceworks

1
night
Albury

Albury
Albury, a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River. On the 24th (Wed), explore the landscape on two wheels at Murray River Trail and then head outdoors with Oddies Creek Playspace.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Albury road trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Werribee to Albury takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Werribee in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Albury, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Canberra.

Things to do in Albury

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Canberra

Canberra ©
A planned city with streets laid out in elaborate, geometric patterns and founded specifically to serve as the capital of the emerging Australian state, Canberra has a self-sufficient atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Australian War Memorial, then get curious at Questacon, and then ponder the world of politics at Parliament of Australia.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Canberra route website .

Drive from Albury to Canberra in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Albury in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Canberra, with lows of 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Manly.

Things to do in Canberra

Museums Childrens Museums
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Australian War Memorial ©
Australian War Memorial
Questacon ©
Questacon
Parliament of Australia ©
Parliament of Australia

1
night
Manly

Manly ©
Located 11 km (7 mi) across the harbor from Sydney, a holiday in Manly combines quiet neighborhood charm and coastal attractions, all the while placing you within easy access to the big city.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): stroll through Shelly Beach, then contemplate the long history of Vaucluse House, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Taronga Zoo, and finally stroll through Nielsen Park.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Manly online travel planner .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Canberra to Manly in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. In July, Manly is somewhat warmer than Canberra - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Blue Mountains National Park.

Things to do in Manly

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sydney, Taronga Zoo
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Taronga Zoo ©
Taronga Zoo
Vaucluse House ©
Vaucluse House
Nielsen Park ©
Nielsen Park

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night
Blue Mountains National Park

Blue Mountains National Park ©
This is the official community page for Blue Mountains National Park. On the 27th (Sat), hike along The National Pass, hike along Grand Canyon track, and then take some stellar pictures from Anvil Rock Lookout.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Blue Mountains National Park road trip planner .

Getting from Manly to Blue Mountains National Park by car takes about 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Blue Mountains National Park when traveling from Manly in July, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pokolbin.

Things to do in Blue Mountains National Park

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Grand Canyon track ©
Grand Canyon track
The National Pass ©
The National Pass
Anvil Rock Lookout ©
Anvil Rock Lookout

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Pokolbin

Pokolbin ©
With its first vineyards established in the mid 19th century, wine tourism in Pokolbin remains a major draw.
On the 28th (Sun), do a tasting at Ivanhoe Wines, do a tasting at Ernest Hill Wines, then learn about winemaking at Harkham Wines, then learn about winemaking at Hungerford Hill Wines, and finally see the world from above with a helicopter tour.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Pokolbin trip simple and quick.

Drive from Blue Mountains National Park to Pokolbin in 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Pokolbin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Port Macquarie.

Things to do in Pokolbin

Wineries Tours

Side Trip

Ernest Hill Wines
Find places to stay Jul 27 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Harkham Wines ©
Harkham Wines
Ivanhoe Wines ©
Ivanhoe Wines
Ernest Hill Wines ©
Ernest Hill Wines

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night
Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie ©
Known for its numerous beaches and resident koala population, Port Macquarie offers visitors a welcoming environment in which to unwind.
On the 29th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Koala Hospital, then get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and then make a trip to Breakwall Waking Path.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Port Macquarie attractions planning website .

Traveling by car from Pokolbin to Port Macquarie takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Pokolbin in July, you will find days in Port Macquarie are a bit cooler (13°C), and nights are about the same (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coffs Harbour.

Things to do in Port Macquarie

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 28 — 29:
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Koala Hospital ©
Koala Hospital
Dolphin & Whale Watching

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night
Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour ©
Nestled between the mountains and the ocean, Coffs Harbour is one of the larger cities in New South Wales.
On the 30th (Tue), take some stellar pictures from Forest Sky Pier, then look for all kinds of wild species at Boambee Creek Reserve, and then take a leisurely stroll along The Boardwalk.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Coffs Harbour trip website .

You can drive from Port Macquarie to Coffs Harbour in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Port Macquarie, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Coffs Harbour, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Coffs Harbour

Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Boambee Creek Reserve, The Boardwalk
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The Boardwalk ©
The Boardwalk
Forest Sky Pier ©
Forest Sky Pier

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sea World Theme Park and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gold Coast road trip website .

Traveling by car from Coffs Harbour to Gold Coast takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Gold Coast are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can 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
Infinity Attraction ©
Infinity Attraction

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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.
On the 1st (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Roma Street Parkland and then walk around South Bank Parklands. On the 2nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, then take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-tha Lookout, and then enjoy some diversion at Psychic Readings Twin Featherz.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Brisbane tour itinerary site .

Drive from Gold Coast to Brisbane in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Fun & Games Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 31 — Aug 2:
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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