15 days in Australia Itinerary

15 days in Australia Itinerary

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15 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Whitsunday Island
— 1 day
Travel:  2​h 30​min
2
Hamilton Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  11​h 15​min
3
Cape Hillsborough
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h
4
Sydney
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Kangaroo Island
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  16​h
6
Ningaloo
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  37​h
End: Newark

1
day
Whitsunday Island

Whitsunday Island ©
On the 13th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitehaven Beach and then explore the activities along Hill Inlet.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Whitsunday Island driving holiday planner .

Newark, USA to Whitsunday Island is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Newark to Whitsunday Island due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Newark in October, with highs in Whitsunday Island at 84°F and lows at 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hill Inlet ©
Hill Inlet
Whitehaven Beach ©
Whitehaven Beach

2
nights
Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take a memorable tour with Tours. On the 15th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Jetryder, play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club, and then go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Hamilton Island trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Whitsunday Island to Hamilton Island with the Route module. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Whitsunday Island in October since evenings lows in Hamilton Island dip to 71°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to Cape Hillsborough.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Golf Parks
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

1
day
Cape Hillsborough

Cape Hillsborough ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Cape Hillsborough National Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cape Hillsborough trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Hamilton Island to Cape Hillsborough. Traveling from Hamilton Island in October, plan for little chillier nights in Cape Hillsborough, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Cape Hillsborough

Nature Parks
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Cape Hillsborough National Park ©
Cape Hillsborough National Park

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: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, enjoy some music at Sydney Opera House, and wander the streets of The Rocks.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sydney trip itinerary planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Cape Hillsborough to Sydney with the Route module. In October, Sydney is little chillier than Cape Hillsborough - with highs of 76°F and lows of 59°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Royal Botanic Garden Sydney ©
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
The Rocks ©
The Rocks
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

2
nights
Kangaroo Island

Kangaroo Island ©
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Flinders Chase National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape at Admirals Arch, look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain, and then sample the fine beverages at KI Spirits.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Kangaroo Island takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, ferry, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Ningaloo.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Flinders Chase National Park ©
Flinders Chase National Park
Raptor Domain ©
Raptor Domain
Admirals Arch ©
Admirals Arch

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day
Ningaloo

Ningaloo ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the vivid underwater world at Ningaloo Reef.

Before you visit Ningaloo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kangaroo Island to Ningaloo. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) (ACST) to Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) is minus 1 hour. In October in Ningaloo, expect temperatures between 92°F during the day and 62°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ningaloo

Wildlife Parks
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Ningaloo Reef ©
Ningaloo Reef

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