15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Alice Springs
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Melbourne
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  6​h
3
Katoomba
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Gold Coast
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Chennai

1
day
Alice Springs

Alice Springs ©
Situated right in the heart of Australia, Alice Springs serves as an urban oasis deep within the country’s parched, desert-like Red Center.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Kangaroo Sanctuary.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Alice Springs trip itinerary builder site .

Chennai, India to Alice Springs is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Australian Central Standard Time (Northern Territory) (ACST), which is usually a 4 hour difference. While traveling from Chennai, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Alice Springs, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Alice Springs

Tours Wildlife Parks
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The Kangaroo Sanctuary ©
The Kangaroo Sanctuary
Walking tours

2
nights
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: stroll around Royal Botanic Gardens, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, have some family-friendly fun at Zero Latency, and enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Melbourne online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by flight from Alice Springs to Melbourne takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Alice Springs in November, plan for cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 26°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Katoomba.

Things to do in Melbourne

Outdoors Museums Parks
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Balloon Rides
Royal Botanic Gardens ©
Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo

2
nights
Katoomba

Katoomba ©
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Katoomba: Bilpin Cider Company (in Bilpin) and Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls, get great views at Hargraves Lookout, take in nature's colorful creations at The Campbell Rhododendron Gardens, and get interesting insight from Tours.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Katoomba sightseeing app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Melbourne to Katoomba in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in November; daily highs in Katoomba reach 32°C and lows reach 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can drive to Sydney.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Blackheath, The National Pass, Everglades Historic House and Gardens, Hargraves Lookout, Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum
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Bilpin Cider Company ©
Bilpin Cider Company
Wentworth Falls ©
Wentworth Falls
The Three Sisters ©
The Three Sisters

4
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: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and stroll through The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sydney road trip website .

Getting from Katoomba to Sydney by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Traveling from Katoomba in November, expect nights in Sydney to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time 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
Darling Harbour ©
Darling Harbour
Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House

2
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.
On the 19th (Tue), get in on the family fun at Sea World Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Warner Bros. Movie World, then enjoy the sand and surf at Surfers Paradise Beach, and then get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gold Coast sightseeing planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Gold Coast takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In November in Gold Coast, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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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