15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Toowoomba
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Goondiwindi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Narrabri
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Dubbo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Parkes
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Narrandera
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Tocumwal
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Echuca
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
9
Bendigo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
10
Ballarat
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
11
Port Campbell
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
12
Lorne
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
13
Geelong
— 1 night
train:  1​h
14
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Sydney

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Toowoomba

Toowoomba ©
Toowoomba is a city in the Darling Downs region in the Australian state of Queensland. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): don't miss a visit to First Coat Outdoor Gallery and then take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Garden.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Toowoomba travel planner .

Sydney to Toowoomba is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In March, daytime highs in Toowoomba are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Goondiwindi.

Things to do in Toowoomba

Parks
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Japanese Garden ©
Japanese Garden

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Goondiwindi

Goondiwindi ©
→←Goondiwindi is a town and a locality in the Goondiwindi Region, Queensland, Australia.. On the 3rd (Tue), examine the collection at Customs House Museum, then cool off at Goondiwindi Natural Heritage & Water Park, and then admire all the interesting features of Riddles Oval.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Goondiwindi vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Toowoomba to Goondiwindi takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Narrabri.

Things to do in Goondiwindi

Theme Parks Museums
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Customs House Museum ©
Customs House Museum
Riddles Oval ©
Riddles Oval

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Narrabri

Narrabri ©
Narrabri is a town and seat of Narrabri Shire local government area in the North West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia on the Namoi River, 521km northwest of Sydney. On the 4th (Wed), explore the striking landscape of Mt Kaputar National Park.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Narrabri day trip website .

Getting from Goondiwindi to Narrabri by car takes about 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dubbo.

Things to do in Narrabri

Parks Nature
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Mt Kaputar National Park ©
Mt Kaputar National Park

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Dubbo

Dubbo ©
Visit the city of Dubbo, the most populous urban area in the Orana Region, for an exciting and thriving multicultural city from which to explore the surrounding Great Western Plains.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Taronga Western Plains Zoo, then steep yourself in history at Old Dubbo Gaol, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Shoyoen Japanese Garden.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dubbo visit planner .

You can drive from Narrabri to Dubbo in 3 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Parkes.

Things to do in Dubbo

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Taronga Western Plains Zoo ©
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Old Dubbo Gaol ©
Old Dubbo Gaol
Shoyoen Japanese Garden ©
Shoyoen Japanese Garden

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Parkes

Parkes ©
Parkes is a town in New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at McFeeters Motor Museum, look and learn at CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope, take an in-depth tour of Parkes Aviation Museum - HARS, then look for all kinds of wild species at Memorial Hill Lookout, then pause for some photo ops at War Memorial, and finally appreciate the history behind Sir Henry Parkes Statue.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Parkes day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Dubbo to Parkes takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Narrandera.

Things to do in Parkes

Museums Childrens Museums Wildlife

Side Trip

McFeeters Motor Museum
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CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope ©
CSIRO Parkes Radio Telescope
McFeeters Motor Museum ©
McFeeters Motor Museum
War Memorial ©
War Memorial

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Narrandera

Narrandera ©
Narrandera until around 1949 also spelled "Narandera", is a town located in the Riverina region of southern New South Wales, Australia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Tiger Moth Memorial, take in the exciting artwork at Narrandera Visitor Information Centre, then admire the local landmark of The Royal Doulton Hankinson Memorial Fountain, then explore the activities along Lake Talbot, and finally cool off at Lake Talbot Swimming Park.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Narrandera attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Parkes to Narrandera takes 3 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Narrandera can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tocumwal.

Things to do in Narrandera

Theme Parks Parks Nature
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Lake Talbot Swimming Park ©
Lake Talbot Swimming Park
Lake Talbot ©
Lake Talbot
Narrandera Visitor Information Centre ©

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Tocumwal

Tocumwal ©
Tocumwal is a town in the southern Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia, in the Berrigan Shire local government area, near the Victorian border. On the 8th (Sun), admire all the interesting features of Old Woperana Working Farm and Animal Nursery, then kick back and relax at Town Beach, and then kick back and relax at Thompson Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tocumwal day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Narrandera to Tocumwal in 2 hours. Traveling from Narrandera in March, Tocumwal is little chillier at night with lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Echuca.

Things to do in Tocumwal

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thompson Beach
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Thompson Beach ©
Thompson Beach
Town Beach ©
Town Beach

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Echuca

Echuca ©
Echuca is a town located on the banks of the Murray River and Campaspe River in Victoria, Australia. On the 9th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Great Aussie Beer Shed, then go for a stroll along the water at Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, then examine the collection at National Holden Motor Museum : Echuca, and finally look for gifts at Glenda's Candle Scents.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Echuca trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tocumwal to Echuca takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bendigo.

Things to do in Echuca

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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The Great Aussie Beer Shed ©
The Great Aussie Beer Shed
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre ©
Port of Echuca Discovery Centre

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Bendigo

Bendigo ©
The architect Vahland had designs to make Bendigo a "Vienna of the south" by encouraging European artisans to immigrate to the city.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Bendigo Art Gallery, then admire the striking features of Sacred Heart Cathedral, then admire all the interesting features of Central Deborah Gold Mine, and finally explore the activities along Lake Weeroona.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bendigo online road trip planner .

You can drive from Echuca to Bendigo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ballarat.

Things to do in Bendigo

Parks Nature Museums
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Lake Weeroona ©
Lake Weeroona
Bendigo Art Gallery ©
Bendigo Art Gallery
Central Deborah Gold Mine ©
Central Deborah Gold Mine

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Ballarat

Ballarat ©
Modern Ballarat is known for its study and innovation of alternative energy sources.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Sovereign Hill, then explore the activities along Lake Wendouree, and then admire the natural beauty at Ballarat Botanical Gardens.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ballarat itinerary planner .

You can drive from Bendigo to Ballarat in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. March in Ballarat sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Port Campbell.

Things to do in Ballarat

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sovereign Hill ©
Sovereign Hill
Lake Wendouree ©
Lake Wendouree
Ballarat Botanical Gardens ©
Ballarat Botanical Gardens

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Port Campbell

Port Campbell ©
Port Campbell is a coastal town in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): explore and take pictures at Gibsons Steps, then take in the dramatic natural features at Twelve Apostles, then get great views at Loch Ard Gorge, and finally make a trip to The Grotto.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Port Campbell trip planner .

You can drive from Ballarat to Port Campbell in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lorne.

Things to do in Port Campbell

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Twelve Apostles
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Twelve Apostles ©
Twelve Apostles
Loch Ard Gorge ©
Loch Ard Gorge
Gibsons Steps ©
Gibsons Steps

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Lorne

Lorne ©
Lorne is a seaside town on Louttit Bay in Victoria, Australia. Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Kennet River, then don't miss a visit to Teddy's Lookout, then admire the sheer force of Erskine Falls, and finally take a leisurely stroll along The Lorne Pier.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lorne trip website .

Traveling by car from Port Campbell to Lorne takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Geelong.

Things to do in Lorne

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kennet River
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Erskine Falls ©
Erskine Falls
Teddy's Lookout ©
Teddy's Lookout
Kennet River ©
Kennet River

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Geelong

Geelong ©
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia, 75km south-west of the state capital, Melbourne. On the 14th (Sat), kick back and relax at Eastern Beach Reserve and then cruise along The Great Ocean Road.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Geelong online trip planner .

Getting from Lorne to Geelong by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in March, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can take a train to Melbourne.

Things to do in Geelong

Outdoors Scenic Drive Parks

Side Trip

The Great Ocean Road
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The Great Ocean Road ©
The Great Ocean Road
Eastern Beach Reserve ©
Eastern Beach Reserve

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Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Melbourne Zoo, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, and then walk around Royal Botanic Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Mon): get lost in a book at State Library of Victoria, learn about all things military at Shrine of Remembrance, then see the interesting displays at Melbourne Museum, and finally make a trip to Flinders Street Station.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Melbourne online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by train from Geelong to Melbourne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
Melbourne Museum ©
Melbourne Museum

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